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Audience: 3rd Grade - 7th Grade
Two orphans (Dallas and Florida) are trying to find a home, and then they find what they've been looking for.
Date read: 10/23/2009
Florida and Dallas are living in a terrible orphanage when they are adopted by an older couple. Each of them go on an adventure they will never forget.
Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Join 7-year-old magician Ruby Lu as she makes trouble, friends, and magic! Watch her perform magic tricks, meet a new friend (also named Ruby) at Chinese School, deal with the mean new girl in the neighborhood, drive her mother's car, and make herself famous. If you like Ruby Lu, her adventures continue in Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything and Ruby Lu, Star of the Show.
Date read: 6/29/2011
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Catherine can't wait for the family next door to finally move in. She has heard that they have a daughter just her age and she hopes they will be best friends. If only David, her brother with Autism, doesn't mess things up. She has created a list of rules for him, 'so if my someday-he'll-wake-up-a-regular-brother wish doesn't ever come true, at least he'll know how the world works, and I won't have to keep explaining things.' Catherine seems to be caught between love for her brother and impatience and embarrassment with his condition. She does indeed find a new friend, but in the place she least expects.
Awards nominated: 2012 Bluestem Award Nominee
Date read: 4/28/2009
A girl named Catherine makes rules for her brother so he can be 'normal.'
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Sunny Skyland's parents died when she was 3 years old. She and her twin sister were separated. Sunny has been living in different foster homes since then and has thought about her twin sister often. When Sunny finds a backpack filled with money she decides to journey to find her sister. Will Sunny end up finding her twin? This book is action packed from start to finish.
Similar books: Face on the Milk Carton by Carolyn Cooney
Date read: 6/29/2010
Ruth and the Green Book
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Ruth is excited to travel with her Mama and Daddy by car from Chicago to visit her Grandmother in Alabama. But she soon learns that African Americans are not welcome in most restrooms, hotels, and restaurants. When a friend guides them to an Esso service station they find The Green Book, a guide to businesses welcoming black people. This is an interesting story about a little-known piece of African American history.
Similar books: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by
Fishing Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney;
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Awards nominated: 2013 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 4/23/2012
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