Everything you need to understand or teach The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau.
The People of Sparks is a sequel to The City of Ember and tells the continuing story of the citizens of the dead underground city of Ember as they emerge to the surface of a post-apocalyptic Earth and try to make their way with the help of the people of a village called Sparks.
Led by the young teenagers Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet, the 400 citizens of Ember walk several days after climbing from the cave where Ember was located. Tired and hungry, they come across an agricultural village called Sparks, which agrees to take in the Emberites for a time and provide them with food.
Lina, her guardian Mrs. Murdo, and her young sister, Poppy, who is ill, are sent to stay at the home of Dr. Hester and her young nephew, Torren, who resents the newcomers. Meanwhile Doon and his father go to stay with the...