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Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:27am
Fun and Inspirational Reading
For High School Readers
by Sampson Davis
The inspiring story of three young, lower-middle-class black friends who live in Newark, N.J., and make a pact to help each other to reach their shared goal of becoming doctors. How do they make it, despite innumerable daunting experiences?
|Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepethys
In 1941, 15-year old Lina, her mother and her brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp. Lina fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like her by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil.
For Middle School Readers
by Gordon Korman
Capricorn Cap Anderson has been home-schooled by his grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. But nothing could prepare him for the experience.
by Andrew Clements
The noisy fifth-grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth-grade girls to a “no talking” contest.
For Elementary School Readers
|David Goes to School
by David Shannon
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each school day with trouble and are sure to bring a smile to even the best-behaved reader.
|Oh! The Places You’ll Go
by Dr. Seuss
When you venture out into the world, you will have ups and downs. But you will succeed and finally move mountains!