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Thank you all for your help!  Below are the responses.
Thanks again.

Dilemma Picture books to use with Middle School students / (6th grade)

Some of the Patricia Polacco books:

Pink & Say (Civil War soldiers)
Thank you, Mr. Falker (dislexia)
Chicken Sunday (proving honesty to an adult)

The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Jerry Pinkey.

You did not mention whether or not it had to be a serious dilemma so I'll
give you two or three of my ideas. Pink and Say and the Butterfly by
Patricia Polacco both have good serious discussable moral dilemmas. The
Yellow Star, the legend of the king of Denmark during WWII has a good
discussable dilemma. In The Memory String, both the stepdaughter and
stepmother have dilemmas. And on the lighter more fun side, Alfie Gets in
First presents the delightful Alfie who ran ahead with mom's keys to open
the door and locked himself inside and mom and Annie Rose outside.

I'm not sure if this picture book is about what you call a "dilemma", but I
really enjoy "The Three Questions" by Jon Muth (2002)
which is based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.  It's about a boy that has 3
questions:  "When is the best time to do things?" "Who is the most important
one?" and "What is the right thing to do?".

Patrol by Walter Dean Myers
Soldier in Vietnam. I've used it with all my middle school classes. Very

If you are looking for humor, Click Clack Moo, Cows that type

Just Plain Fancy by Patricia Polacco

media specialist
Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School
Clarke County, GA

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