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Whatever Happened to Janie?

By: Caroline B. Cooney

As Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl on the milk carton, she was overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How can it possibly be true? But it is.With...

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.   A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about...

We All Fall Down

By: Robert Cormier

Buddy Walker is troubled by his parent’s recent divorce, and when Harry Flowers suggests a prank, he goes along, just for opportunity to do something different. He doesn’t realize that someone...


What Janie Found

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Janie's two families appear to have made peace. Life seems almost normal. Janie has even decided to speak to her former boyfriend, Reeve, again. But then Janie's Connecticut father suffers a sudden stroke,...

The Tyrant's Daughter

By: J.C. Carleson

From a former CIA officer comes the riveting account of a royal Middle Eastern family exiled to the American suburbs.When her father is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila flees from the war-torn middle...

Fade

By: Robert Cormier

IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows...


The Face on the Milk Carton

By: Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing...



Resources

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...