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Julian, Dream Doctor

By: Ann Cameron

It's Dad's birthday, and Julian wants to get a special present. Something Dad has always dreamed about. But Dad's dream is prettyunusual, not to mention scary. Now that Julian has figured out what his...

Julian, Secret Agent

By: Ann Cameron

Secret agents Julian, Huey, and Gloria are already heroes. They have rescued a dog and saved a toddler from drowning. But what they really want is to nab a real-live bank robber. Just when it looks like...

War Comes to Willy Freeman

By: James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.Willy,...


Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill?...

Heaven's All-Star Jazz Band

By: Don Carter
illustrated by: the author

In a text that grooves and swings with the rhythms of jazz, Don Carter celebrates some of America’s greatest jazz legends.Grandpa Jack loved jazz. He called it “heavenly.” So now that...

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...


Chirchir Is Singing

By: Kelly Cunnane
illustrated by: Jude Daly

Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something...

Diamonds in the Shadow

By: Caroline B. Cooney

THE FINCH FAMILY did not know that five refugees landed from Africa on the day they went to the airport to welcome the family sponsored by their church. The Finch family only knew about the four refugees...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

This bestselling author explores the destructive nature of hatred, the crime of indifference, and the power of accepting love and responsibility.Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare has always loved her quiet,...


Resources

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
During the Great Depression, a 10-year-old homeless boy sets out in search of a man he believes to be his father.
Bud Caldwell's mother died when he was six...

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The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study

By: Christopher Paul Curtis


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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...