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American Born Chinese Caitlin Book Blog

Book: Gene Luen Yang. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Graphic Novel, Fantasy. Audience: Grades 6-12 Read Aloud:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQzY__sAuYg Summary: American Born Chinese is a graphic novel that eventually ties together three stories. The … Continue reading

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Wintergirls Book Blog

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York: Penguin Group 2009 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Coming of Age Audience: Good book for grades 10-12 due to topic. Read Aloud:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1pMP0QQcE   Summary: Lia is an 18 year old girl battling anorexia and struggling … Continue reading

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I Am The Messenger Book Blog

Zusak, Marcus. I Am The Messenger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: 9th-12th grade Read Aloud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFRUFCeu5J4 Summary: Ed Kennedy is a 19 year old cab driver who has nothing going for himself. One day, Ed … Continue reading

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Chains Book Blog/Talk

Laurie Halse Anderson. Chains. New York: Simon and Schuster 2008. Genre: Historical Fiction Audience: Reading level is about 5th or 6th grade and is appropriate for grades 6th-12th. Read Aloud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQE1xXGbXVg Summary: Isabel is a 13 yr old slave who, … Continue reading

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Annie on my Mind Book Blog

Garden, Nancy. Annie on my Mind. Canada: Collins Publishers 1982. Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age Audience: 7-12th grade would be appropriate Read Aloud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZU-ipJm4ko Summary: Liza is a senior in high school who loves architecture and dreams of going to … Continue reading

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Skim Book Blog

Mariko Tamaki. Skim. California: Groundwood Books and House of Anansi Press 2008 Genre:Fiction, Coming of Age Audience: 11th and 12th grade Read Aloud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my_QI8Dl9Ts Summary:Skim got her name in the book on the count of the fact that she’s not … Continue reading

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