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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

By: Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince

"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancerThe extraordinary...

Oliver Twist

By: Charles Dickens
adapted by Les Martin; illustrated by: Jean Zallinger

<p align="left">Oliver Twist is a desperate orphan. A gang of thieves takes him in and teaches him to steal, but then he is caught. What will become of poor Oliver Twist? Kids can find out in this...

King and King and Family

By: Linda de Haan

Join newlyweds King Lee and King Bertie on their journey into the noisy jungle. The kings are greeted by wild animal families, but the royal travelers suspect that something more significant awaits them...


Ball Don't Lie

By: Matt de la Peña

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena's Ball Don't Lie about basketball "is a must-read." [The Bulletin]   Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the...

Invisible Threads

By: Annie Dalton and Maria Dalton

Naomi was never going to be like her mother. The crazy highs and underground lows. Naomi was in control. When the time came she would be the perfect mother–nothing like her own.On the day Carrie-Anne...

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)

By: Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
illustrated by: Frank Morrison

Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas.   At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina...


A Little Princess

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s...



Resources

Someone Else’s Life

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BOOK TALK
When Rosie’s mum, Trudie, passes away from a genetic disease, Rosie is torn about whether or not she should take the test to find out if she has the gene for developing Huntington’s...

The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

BOOK TALK
Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...