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Author:
Jonah Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Tells the story of Benny Goodman growing up in Chicago, and how his family helped him fufill his dream to play the clarinet.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
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Genre:
Fiction
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This useful reading guide will help engage young readers as they read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, a children's book based on a true story about a girl who writes a letter to Abraham Lincoln. It includes 4 active reading helpers that will help children identify new vocabulary, make prediction
Author:
Jorge Argueta
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them. This powerful book by award-winning Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta des
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Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
In 1868, John Bardsley, an immigrant from England, brought one thousand sparrows from his home country back to Philadelphia, where he hoped they would help save the trees from the inch-worms that were destroying them. Based on a true story.
Author:
Mary Downing Hahn
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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In a small southern town in 1944, two girls secretly help a seriously ill army deserter, a decision that changes their perceptions of right and wrong. Issues of moral ambiguity and accepting consequences for actions are thoughtfully considered in this deftly crafted story.
Author:
Lupita Nyong’o
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but a shooting star's tale of the sisters Night and Day helps her understand there is beauty and worth in every shade.
Author:
William Kamkwamba
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that woul
Author:
A.B. Curtiss
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the story of September 11, 2001 through the windows of St. Paul's Chapel in New York City. St. Paul's Chapel served as a hub for rescue and recovery workers in the days after the attacks.
Author:
S. A. Kramer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This book features brief, lively biographies of the women who have helped to shape the face of our nation--from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton to the first First Lady of the new millennium.
Author:
Yangsook Choi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tell
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