The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer
The House of the Scorpion Resources
Nancy Farmer's official website features information on all her books as well as interviews and posts from the author. Definitely worth a look.
Let everyone know you're a fan of this novel by liking it on Facebook.
Read up on cloning and genetics on this comprehensive website put together by the University of Utah.
This great website features maps and links to lots of documents and stories about immigration in America.
Interested in the holiday/festival Matt stumbled upon at the end of the novel? You can read all about it here.
The drug war raging in Mexico has been getting extensive coverage in the U.S. media. Check out this site from the Los Angeles Times to learn about the drug war in Mexico and the ripple effects felt in the United States.
The Huffington Post put together a list of nine great science fiction novels for young adults. If you liked The House of the Scorpion, you can find some other great books to read there.
Movie and TV Productions
According to the New York Times, there's a movie in development, but we don't know much yet.
In her own words, the story of Nancy Farmer's life
A public librarian gives us a preview of what we can expect when we read the book.
There are a lot of fun, homemade trailers for the book online, but this one's our favorite because it is done entirely with Legos. Nice.
Produced by professors at the University of Central Florida, this short talk previews the book for young readers.
Here's a picture of the awesome author of The House of the Scorpion.
This is the area of Arizona where Farmer got the descriptions for the Oasis that Matt visits.