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Going Home by Eve Bunting
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Insight into why parents take their children to the US. Also looks at how the children realize the sacrifices their parents made to make their life better.
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Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
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A great book to use for personal narratives because it looks specifically at a day that is special. Good descriptive language.
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Marianthe's Story by Aliki
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Two books in one. The first story tells of a young girl who just moved to the US and used pictures to talk. She eventually is able to use words. The second book looks at the same girl but now she is telling her class about what her life was like in h...more
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One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
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About a young immigrant girl who has just moved to the US.Told from inside her head, what she is thinking, because she cant speak or understand the other students. Learns her first word, Apple.
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Bluish by Virginia Hamilton
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Written from two point of views throughout the book, a narrator and a character. What it is like for a young girl when a student in her class is sick. Teaches a person that regardless of a persons situation not to treat them differently.
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Hiroshima by Laurence Yep
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The use of descriptive language to describe life of people living ok Hiroshima the day of the atomic bomb and afterwards is amazing. A great way for students to understand how this bomb changed the life of millions of people.
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Jonah, the Whale by Susan Richards Shreve
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Funny book about a boy who uses his imagination to create a tv show. Great for any age to read.
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Lost in the War by Nancy Antle
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Heartfelt story about living with a war vet and having lost the other parent to war.
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Blubber by Judy Blume
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About bullying, buy told from the bullies point of view. I like how the bully and victim switch sides to see how it is different and hurtful. Would be good for older students to read to understand how their actions and words can be hurtful.
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