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Hairs/Pelitos

By: Sandra Cisneros

This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us. A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish. A Parenting...

Lexie

By: Audrey Couloumbis
illustrated by: Julia Denos

Ten-year-old Lexie used to love going to the shore. For as long as she can remember, she's spent every summer there with her parents, eating hamburgers, swimming in the ocean, and combing the beach for...

Love Me Tender

By: Audrey Couloumbis

Love doesn’t always look like it does on television. . . .Elvira's family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can’t stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira...


A Friend at Midnight

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Lily has settled into life in Connecticut after her parent's divorce but it's been harder on her eight-year-old brother Michael. After their mother remarries, her brother chooses to go live with his father...

Year of Impossible Goodbyes

By: Sook Nyul Choi

It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of...

Children of the River

By: Linda Crew

Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child.Now,...


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...

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,...

Bear Hugs

By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli


Resources

Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

BOOK TALK
 
In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...

Fitz

By: Mick Cochrane

BOOK TALK
Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald (Fitz) has a hole in his life. He lives with, loves and respects his single mom, but he can’t let go of wondering who his dad is or why he’s not part of Fitz’s...

The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

BOOK TALK
 
When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...


Driver’s Ed

By: Caroline B. Cooney

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Getting a driver's license is the one thing that would make Remy's and Morgan's lives nearly perfect. And it seems as if it's going to be easy and fun. After all,...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Racism
Responsibility
Trust
Grades 7 up
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...

The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

BOOK TALK
Escaping to England when their home on a remote island was attacked by the Nazis, the Montmaray family dodges bombs, endures blackouts, experiences rationing, and witnesses the Blitz. ...


Lexie

By: Audrey Couloumbis
illustrated by: Julia Denos

Book Talk
For as long as ten-year-old Lexie can remember, she’s spent every summer on the shore with her parents.  Together, they’d comb the beach for treasure, swim in the ocean, and eat food...

Jake

By: Audrey Couloumbis

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Not Exactly a Love Story

By: Audrey Couloumbis

BOOK TALK
It started with a midnight phone call. An obscene one – sort of.  And continued to develop into, well, if not exactly a love story, a secret friendship. When the high school jock Biff...


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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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...

Rodzina

By: Karen Cushman

In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn’t have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn’t believe...

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