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Chato Goes Cruisin' by Gary Soto
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Lexile: 440, grade 2-3
Genre: Picturebook

In the third book in the series by Gary Soto (Chato's Kitchen, Chato & the Party Animals, and Chato Goes Crusin'), Chato and Novio Boy demonstrate an obvious change in character. The Chato and Novio Boy we
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Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto
Chato's Kitchen
by Gary Soto
read in June, 2012
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Genre: Picture book / Multi-cultural
Lexile: 740, 4th grade-5th grade

This book had me laughing because of the East L.A.-talk Soto employed in the dialogue. I immediately felt at home when reading it, and I felt as if my father himself wrote it! My fa
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Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la nina de las flores by Jorge Argueta
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Genre: Multi-cultural (bilingual, one side English, one side Spanish), historical fiction
Lexile: Not listed on either the scholastic or lexile website, but I googled it and got different answers. Based on the different numbers, I would say 600-900 a
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
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Genre: Traditional Literature
Lexile: 570, 3rd grade
Setting: The 3 little pig's houses, the wolf's house
Characters: 3 little pigs, the Big Bad Wolf
POV: the Big Bad Wolf

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs is a spin on the traditional tale of the 3 lit
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Signs from the Heart by Eva Sperling Cockroft
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Lexile: N/a
Genre: Informational
Age: Middle school
Setting: California
POV: Essay writers
Characters: n/a

Signs from the Heart is an informational book that explores the emergence of the murals in California during the mural movement that expressed the dr
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East Side Stories by Joseph Rodriguez
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Genre: Photojournalism
Age: Middle and above
characters: various young men and families from East L.A. and south central
Setting: East L.A. and South Central
POV: From the photojournalist and from the individuals photographed

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Deshawn Days by Tony Medina
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Lexile: NP/Non-prose
Genre: Poetry/Multicultural
POV: From Deshawn
Setting: Deshawn's neighborhood, seems to be NYC
Character: Deshawn, his friends

In this book of beautifully illustrated poetry, complete with depictions of Deshawn's neighborhood, his gr
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Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe
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Lexile: N/a, grade interest level: K-2
Genre: Biography and rhyme

Setting: Saginaw, MI
Character: Stevie, his parents
POV: narrator

Little Stevie Wonder paints a vivid picture of the musical journey Stevie embarked on at the young age of 13. It begins wit
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Our America by LeAlan Jones
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Genre: Nonfiction/Autobiography
Lexile: 750, grade level 8
Age Level: Middle School
Unique feature: Transcribed interviews
Characters: LeAlan, Lloyd, their families, people who live in the Ida B's
Setting: Chicago, Ida B Wells projects
POV: From LeAlan an
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