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Monster by Walter Dean Myers
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This book was written in a screen play format--something that would be catching to some students, maybe confusing to others. The story is about a teen, Steven, who is on trial for participating in the robbery and death of a store owner in his neighbo ...more
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Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
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This book is an informational book on some of the people who faught against segregation, and lead the Montgomery bus boycott. Because of the short stories about some of the prominent people during those times, I think this book would be great to use ...more
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The Cross of Lead by Avi
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I think the book was great, and again, very descriptive. It was not filled with Medival cliches although one would know that the author did some reading on the topic. I think students would be interested in reading it although some parts can be dragg ...more
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Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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I loved this book! It kept me engaged the whole time and I attribute that to the good writing of the author. Her characters are very well-described and the emotions and events that are happening are said in such a way that transports the reader to th ...more
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2010
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I've always wanted to read Utopia by Sir Thomas More but haven't had the chance to. I long to see what an ideal, peaceful, carefree world would look like. The book challenged much of the way I thought I want the world to be. I don't have much words t ...more
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The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The Korean Cinderella
by Shirley Climo
read in September, 2010
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Given that the book is a Korean version of Cinderella, one knows what to expect in reading this book. The plot goes through a very familiar cycle of poor girl mistreated by step-mom and step-sister, gets help from magical creatures, and finds his pri ...more
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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I love the author's insider point of view in this graphic novel. Throughout reading the book, you feel like you would really be able to get to know the author and how it was to live during those times in Iran. After reading this book, I see more the ...more
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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
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This is a story about Officer Buckle who goes to schools and talk about safety and as Gloria, the dog goes with him, she makes the visits extra fun for students who come to Officer Buckle's talks. I have read this book lots of times in the classrooms ...more
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The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
by Lemony Snicket (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2010
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This is a story about three children who lost their parents and moved to the care of their distant relative who is interested in their fortune and thus, does much trouble for the kids. I thought the book was well-written and very descriptive so that ...more
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