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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, January 30, 2023

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
The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet!, by Carmen Agra Deedy
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Summary:  La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Carter Reads the Newspaper, by Deborah Hopkinson
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Summary:  "Carter G. Woodson didn't just read history. He changed it." As the father of Black History Month, he spent his life introducing others to the ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla, by Diana López
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Summary:  From a very early age, young Selena knew how to connect with people and bring them together with music. Sing with Me follows Selena's rise ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet, by Elizabeth Rusch
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Summary:  Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges and Margo Lundell
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Summary:  In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, by Rachel Ignotofsky
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Summary:  Women for the win! The fifty illustrated profiles in Women in Sports feature trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breaking female athletes in ...   (read more)