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Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Did you know the Wright Brothers had a sister? This is the story of her life, and the contributions she made to her brothers' triumph.
Date read: 4/14/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
In 1964, right before the start of sixth grade, Alice Ann's family moves from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi.� Alice has never had trouble 'fitting in' when joining a new school and is happy when she finds out she won't be the only newcomer.� However, another student is Valerie Taylor, the first black student in an all white school as a result of a mandatory integration law.� Alice wants so badly to fit in, and she just can't understand the attitude of her fellow students against the new girl. Soon she learns that in order to be accepted she'll have to take part in schemes to harass and hurt Valerie. How far will she go to gain popularity ' or will she follow her conscience? This is a great historic read!
Date read: 4/28/2009
A Yankee in the Deep South
Two girls become friends; one is white, the other is African-American.
Year Down Yonder
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Mary Alice, and her brother, Joey, have spent summers with their Grandma Dowdel in her small town in southern Illinois. This year, Mary Alice, a city slicker from Chicago, faces an entire year alone with Grandma - who strikes fear in the hearts of all the townfolk. The only thing that Mary knows for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out - better not! This is the sequel to A Long Way from Chicago. It won the Newbery Medal in 2001.
Date read: 4/12/2009
Year Of Miss Agnes
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Fred (short for Frederika) knows the new teacher won't last long in her small Alaskan town. Not many people can handle teaching in this cold, isolated place where all the kids smell strongly of fish, and the town's one teacher often resigns before the end of the school year. When Miss Agnes arrives wearing pants, which is unheard-of for a woman in this town in 1948, she causes a stir. She does other strange things, like playing opera during class time, covering the school house walls with pictures, and insisting that Fred's sister, Bokko, who cannot hear, should come to school, too. Suddenly, Fred and her classmates are exploring possibilities they never knew existed.
Date read: 2/11/2010
Year of the Bomb
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
What do FBI agents, nuclear bombs, and horror movies have in common? In 1950's Sierra Madre, CA, four boys get pulled into an exciting adventure when the horror movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers is being filmed in their hometown. Things get more complicated when they realize that undercover FBI agents are investigating people (including real-life scientist Richard Feynman) that they think might be involved in selling secrets to the Soviet Union. The boys try to help in the investigation, but discover that things are more complicated than they first appear. The main characters of the boys are fictional, but Invasion of the Body Snatchers was a real movie and most of the other characters are based on actual people.
Date read: 10/23/2009
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