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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
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Sahara Jones is known as Sahara Special because she has to work with a special needs teacher in the hallway. When Sahara's mother objects to the arrangement, Sahara is held back to repeat the fifth grade.What will this year bring her? Her new fifth-grade teacher, Madame Poitier, better known as Miss Pointy, is full of surprises.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Sarah With an H
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
When a bright, talented, Jewish girl moves to the small town of LaMond, Iowa, her presence brings significant changes, and evokes subtle prejudices in the local inhabitants.
Date read: 3/27/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Last season, Rocky was the best catcher in the league, and he has a reputation for never giving up on a goal. Life throws him a curveball when a runner slides towards home and breaks Rocky's arm when Rocky tries to tag him. Rocky's arm finally heals, and he's excited to play ball again. Then, he discovers that though his arm is no longer broken, his reflexes are against him. For the life of him, he can't make his arm tag a player: it flinches away on its own whenever someone comes sliding towards home. He's afraid of injuring himself again, and the rival teams take advantage of it. Will Rocky be able to overcome his fear, or will his dream of being on the all-star team be the first goal he gives up for good?
Date read: 9/30/2010
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Scarlett's in trouble at school, AGAIN. Since her parents' divorce 2 years ago, Scarlett Flynn has been expelled from 5 different schools. With black fingernails and dyed ketchup-red hair, Scarlett certainly is not your average 12 year old Londoner. So after Scarlett gets expelled once again for causing a food fight in the cafeteria, her mother decides to send her off to her father's cottage in Ireland. Realizing that she will have to learn Gaelic in a one-room schoolhouse and enduring a new stepmom and younger stepsister is JUST TOO MUCH. So Scarlett climbs out the window and tries to 'walk' back to London. After walking until twilight, she comes across a lough where she meets Kian and his horse, Midnight. Kian alone allows Scarlett to be herself and Scarlett finally finds someone that will accept her for who she is. Can Kian teach Scarlett to let go of the anger she harbors within herself because of her parents' divorce and become the loving child she used to be or will Scarlett continue to put a wall against everyone that she cares for?
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award 2011
Date read: 5/4/2010
Scarlett is a spunky girl who is ruled by her anger and makes all the wrong choices. Being sent to her hated father's house turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to her.
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