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Morning Girl
3.39 avg. rating
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In alternating chapters, Morning Girl, a twelve year old Taino, and her younger brother, Star Boy, vividly recreate life on a Bahamian island in 1492 --- a life that is rich, complex, and soon to be t…
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A gripping portrait of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Laurence Yep.

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
A stirring collection of poems and spirituals, accompanied by stunning collage illustrations, recollects the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

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Encounter
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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to …
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes

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The Big Wave
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Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe …
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The Friendship (Logans, #5.5)
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· 1050 Ratings
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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Méndez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and w…
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Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by readers, and now they can return to this wonderful world through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans.
 
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Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.

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In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old M…
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In a debut novel that's perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Erin Entrada Kelly, award-winning author/illustrator and educator Pat Cummings tells a poignant story about grief, love, and the untold s…
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Words with Wings
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· 2807 Ratings
Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just becom…
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Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection
Meet the Trickster, a crafty creature or being who disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself in the process. Whether a coyote or rabbit, raccoon or raven, Tricksters…
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4.17 avg. rating
· 48 Ratings
A brilliant historical YA that asks: how do you choose between survival and doing the right thing?

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When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can’t afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don’t work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie…
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The Arrow Over the Door
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To fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British and the Patriots will soon meet in battle near his home in S…
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Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome
Stigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent “barbarians” who destroyed “civilization,” at least in the conventional story of Rome’s collapse. But a slight shift o…
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Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming…
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80 Morning Meeting Ideas for Grades 3-6
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls
Inspired by Kate T. Parker’s internationally bestselling Strong Is the New Pretty, which Drew Barrymore called “the first thing in a while to kind of knock me off my feet,” this guided journal invites…
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What Is a Biome?
3.94 avg. rating
· 32 Ratings
Earth has over 30 types of biomes, some of which are home to thousands of ecosystems. All of the plants and animals living in these huge natural areas depend on one another for survival. Intended for …
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The Dreamer
3.95 avg. rating
· 5509 Ratings
Neftali finds beauty and wonder everywhere: in the oily colors of mud puddles; a lost glove, sailing on the wind; the music of birds and language. He loves to collect treasures, daydream, and write--p…
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Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight
On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a p…
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Hair Love
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· 2899 Ratings
When mommy is away, it’s up to daddy to do his daughter’s hair in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Ti…
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution
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· 3291 Ratings
Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery Medalist.

In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which i…
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