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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.

  • 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: Christopher Paul Curtis

    Follow the story of a smart and feisty twelve-year-old named Deza Malone, and her family’s resilient journey through the tough times and challenges of the Great Depression.

  • 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.

  • High School (8th -12th)

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    By: Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, & Sharon Draper

    Follow the story of three friends coming of age in Newark, NJ. Witness the power of friendship as they surmount incredible obstacles as a team, to earn their college and medical degrees.