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  • 4th & 5th Grade

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    By: Tony Johnston

    Enjoy a young Mexican-American boy’s heartwarming journey to find the beauty and goodness in his impoverished and violent Los Angeles neighborhood.

  • 4th - 6th Grade

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    By: Christopher Paul Curtis

    Search for family and belonging, with courageous Bud Caldwell, a ten-year-old, African-American boy of the Depression Era. His journey is filled with highs and lows and his optimism carries him to an unintended, but welcome outcome.

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade

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    By: Mona Lisa DeGross

    Problem solve with Donavan, a curious and ambitious, 3rd grade, African-American boy who encounters a predicament with his highly unusual hobby of collecting words.  Also learn the powerful effects words can have on people.

  • 4th - 6th Grade

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    By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Follow the story of thirteen-year-old Esperanza, and what happens when she experiences an unexpected tragedy and must flee from her home in Mexico to the fields of California amid the Great Depression.

  • 4th - 6th Grade

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    By: Katherine Applegate

    Follow the story of a very brave and optimistic eleven-year-old named Kek, who uses poetry to narrate his experience fleeing war-torn Sudan and settling into a very new and previously unimaginable life in the United States.

  • 4th & 5th Grade

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    By: Thanhha Lai

    Experience the fear, grief and ultimately, triumph and joy of Hà, a ten-year old girl who leaves war-torn Vietnam and immigrates to the United States. This is a moving story of one girl’s year of change.

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    By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Adventure with Charlotte “Charley” Parker, through her journey disguised as a man, in order to pursue her passions and goals during a time when girls and women were not able to live and travel alone.

  • High School (8th -12th)

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    By: Dr. Victor Rios

    Trace the true-life story of Dr. Victor Rios, a college professor who grew up amid poverty and violence, in Oakland, California. He inspires us with his perseverance and resiliency to conquer obstacles.

  • High School (8th -12th)

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    By: Sherman Alexie

    Trace the story of Arnold “Junior” Spirit, and his experiences straddling two different worlds: his home on the Spokane Indian Reservation, where poverty and alcoholism are prevalent, and his place at the nearby all-white high school.

  • High School (8th -12th)

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    By: Sandra Cisneros

    Spend a year on Mango Street with Esperanza, a 12-year old Chicana, who lives in a packed Latino neighborhood that she can’t wait to move out of. Experience Esperanza’s joy, loss, change and growth.

  • High School (8th -12th)

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    By: Suzanne Collins

    Get swept away by Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old girl living in the dystopic future society of Panem; she demonstrates her cunningness and strength when she is required to fight to the death in their annual Hunger Games.

  • 5th - 7th Grade

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    By: Sharon Creech

    Travel across the country with Salamanca Tree Hiddle, a thirteen-year-old girl who grew up in Kentucky, and then moved to Ohio with her dad, who journeys to discover the fate of her beloved and missing mother.