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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Saturday, January 23, 2021

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 PDF copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated to each school's library.

Kindergarten
Same, Same But Different , by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
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Summary:  Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb ...   (read more)
1st Grade
I am Helen Keller, by Brad Meltzer
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Summary:  When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
I am Martin Luther King Jr., by Brad Meltzer
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Summary:  Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, by Ilyasah Shabazz
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Summary:  Malcolm X grew to be one of America‚Äôs most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story, by Reem Faruqi
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Summary:  Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited ...   (read more)
5th Grade
A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park
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Summary:  A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in ...   (read more)