Be Light Like a Bird
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by Monica Schröder Capstone Young Readers, 2016 239 pgs Grades 5-8 Wren is a 12-year-old girl learning how to navigate…
Harlem Charade
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by Natasha Tarpley Scholastic, 2017 297 pages Grades 4-7 Jin is a 7th grader getting through school and helping at…
Nurture Kindness and Acceptance in Students With “Wonder”
by Marsha Rakestraw (with contributions from Lauren Allison) It’s clear that in today’s world we need kindness more than ever.…
#FridayFeature: 4 Chapter Books for Kids About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the UN Refugee Agency’s new Global Trends study, more than 65 million women, children, and…
#FridayFeature: 7 Children’s Books Featuring Elephants
by Marsha Rakestraw Elephants are amazing beings. They’re extremely intelligent and social. They have matriarchal culture and grieve their dead.…
Piecing Me Together
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by Renee Watson Scholastic, 2017 261 pgs Grades 7-12 Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, a…
Darius and Twig
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by Walter Dean Myers Amistad, 2013. 201 pages Grades 8 and up Darius and Twig are best friends living in…
Lily and Dunkin
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by Donna Gephart Delacorte Press, 2016. 340 pgs Grades 5-9 Tim wakes up every morning knowing something that others can’t…
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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by Sherman Alexie Little, Brown & Co, 2007. 230 pgs Grades 8 and up Arnold Spirit, Jr., is a 14-year-old…
The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side
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by Courtney Shienmel Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2016. 224 pgs Grades 3-6 Chloe Silver is starting 5th grade, and as if…
Almost Home
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by Joan Bauer Puffin Books, 2012| 264 pgs Grades 5-8 When the sheriff knocks on Sugar Mae Cole’s door to…
Fight for Life (Vet Volunteers series)
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by Laurie Halse Anderson Puffin, 2007. 135 pgs Grades 3-6 Maggie’s parents died when she was young, and the only…