Read Across America
Book/TextTold from the perspective of both the girl, Nia, and her pet turtle, Alfie, and describes what happens when he disappears on the eve of her seventh birthday to find her a special present.
Book/TextKwame Alexander, Author ; Joel Sartore, Illustrator | Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society | 2017"A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture bo[...]
Book/TextBest-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exoti[...]
Book/TextA misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.
Book/TextA lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life
Book/TextBlack is...sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson. Black is…three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds. [...]
Book/Text"The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the[...]
Book/TextFour determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman’s stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim.[...]
Book/TextThanhha Lai | 2019In the final days of the Vid?et Nam War, HÆIJang takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. When Linh is ripped from her arms, HÆIJang is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, H[...]
Book/TextHave you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts? In Calling All Min[...]
Book/TextIrene Latham, Author ; Charles Waters, Author ; Sean Qualls, Illustrator ; Selina Alko, Illustrator | Rock the boat | 2019A powerful story told through linked poems which raise questions of race and identity in an honest and tangible way for younger readers. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other..[...]
Book/Text"Carter G. Woodson was born ten years after the end of the Civil War, to parents who had both been enslaved. Their stories were not the ones written about in history books, but Carter learned them and kept them in his heart. Carter's father coul[...]
Book/TextA former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010. He also [...]
Book/TextCelebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair
Book/TextAdib Khorram, Author | 2018Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never reall[...]