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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, January 24, 2020

February: "People & Places Around the World"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
Please note: We will provide you with hardcover copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated immediately to each school's library.

Kindergarten
Isabella: Girl on the Go, by Jennifer Fosberry
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Summary:  Isabella, the precocious, purple-haired traveler, spends the day playing with her dad as she pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are ...   (read more)
1st Grade
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World), by Brad Meltzer
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Summary:  From Booklist: "Meltzer’s first-person narration and Eliopoulos’ comic-style illustrations bring an altogether different look and feel to the story ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World, by Matt Lamothe
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Summary:  Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia! In Japan, Kei plays Freeze ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality, by Jonah Winter
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Summary:  To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, by Vashti Harrison
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Summary:  Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk
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Summary:  Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and ...   (read more)