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Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
read in December, 2011
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When I first read Animal farm 15+ years ago, I missed over half of the nuisances that makes George Orwell's book so special but luckily, they were clarified by the teacher so not all was lost in my initial reading. For my literature class, I had to s...more
Brian rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
Macaroni Boy
by Katherine Ayres (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2011
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"Macaroni Boy" is a depression-era realistic fiction novel that takes place in Pittsburgh, PA. Mike Costa and his best friend Joseph realize there is a lot going on in their small part of the city known as the Strip District and they start to wonder...more
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
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Do you ever wonder what it was like for a nine year-old African American girl growing up in Mississippi in 1933? A nine year-old who has to deal with segregation, persecution and tolerate being treated unfairly by the Whites in her community, just be...more
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Fear Itself by Andrew Clements
Fear Itself
by Andrew Clements
read in November, 2011
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After having read "Landry News" and "Frindle", I wanted to read one of Andrew Clements' more recent books so I choose to read "Fear Itself (Keepers of the School, #2)". Though I LOVED the two earlier books by Clements, I found this book difficult to...more
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How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick
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How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger is a great read for children ages 9-12 as well as the teachers and the parents/caregivers of these children. I think we have all had moments in our lives that we wish we could have handled ourselves differently or i...more
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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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The Landry News by Andrew Clements
The Landry News
by Andrew Clements
read in October, 2011
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Cara Landry, is fifth-grade student at Denton Elementary School in Chicago and the Editor in Chief of The Landry News. After being placed in Mr. Larson's class, where any teacher would cringe at the noise level and the classroom activity, Cara writes...more
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Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
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How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn't do something? Would it make you quit? more determined? This is exactly what Vergie encountered as a young girl growing up. How do you think she will respond?

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Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Math Curse
by Jon Scieszka
read in September, 2011
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For ages > 6 and < 99
Have you ever had a math teacher that has said, "you will need to know this one day?" or how about a math teacher tell you that life can be viewed as a math problem? Meet Mrs. Fibonacci! On Monday, Mrs. Fibonacci says, "You...more
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Golem by David Wisniewski
Golem
by David Wisniewski
read in September, 2011
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Golem is a fantastic picture book depicting how the Jewish people of Prague were being persecuted in 1580. Judah Loew, the chief rabbi, dreamed that he saw a hand of light appear and that it wrote GOLEM. Golem was a giant of living clay. Golem was to...more
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Students enrolled in MIDL 221, Literature for the Middle Level, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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