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Choice Book James- The Bomb

Book: Theodore Taylor. The Bomb. Orlando: Harcourt, 1995. Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult Fiction Audience: 7-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: Da Bomb Summary: This novel follows the story of Sorry Rinamu who lives on the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.  … Continue reading

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Choice Book James- The White Darkness

Book: Geraldine McCaughrean. The White Darkness. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Survival Audience: Grades 7-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: It’s so white! Summary: The story follows 14 year old Sym Wates as she struggles to get … Continue reading

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Choice Book James- Nothing

Book: Janne Teller. Nothing. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010. Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Horror, Suspense Audience: Grades 7-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: Good Book Summary: The story follows a Danish 7th grade class as their classmate … Continue reading

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Book Blog for American Born Chinese-James Black

Book: Gene Luen Yang. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novel. Audience: Grades 6-12 (And up) Read-Aloud: WHyyyyyy Summary: American Born Chinese is a graphic novel with three individual story lines that … Continue reading

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Book Blog for Wintergirls- James Black

Book: Laurie Halse Anderson. Wintergirls. New York: Penguin Group, 2009. Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Dark Fiction Audience: Grades 8-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: No more…please no more Summary: Lia is a senior in high school who suffers from anorexia … Continue reading

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Book Blog for I Am The Messenger-James Black

Book: Markus Zusak. I Am The Messenger. New York: Random House, 2002. Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Mystery Audience: Grades 9-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: I loved this book Summary: Ed Kennedy is a 19-year-old boy who still hasn’t left … Continue reading

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Choice Books An American Plague-James Black

Book: Jim Murphy. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books, 2003. Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction, Historical Nonfiction Audience: Grades 7-12 (and up) Read-Aloud: And now I’m a zombie… … Continue reading

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