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    • 03/22/17
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    Cinderella

    This classic tale tells the story of Cinderella, a girl known for her goodness, who is forced by her stepmother to work on chores and l…

    Grade 2

    • 09/19/14
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    Cows For America

    A Maasai man relates his 9/11 experiences with his African villagers.  After asking for permission from the elders, he offers his …

    Grade 2

    • 06/27/14
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    Dear Juno

    In this literary text by Soyung Pak, a young boy and his grandmother who lives in Korea send each other pictures and gifts to tell the …

    Grade K

    • 03/21/17
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    Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

    Diego Rivera studied art abroad in Spain and France and then returned to his home country, Mexico, where he painted murals representing…

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    For You Are a Kenyan Child

    This literary text by Kelly Cunnane tells the story of a Kenyan child who is easily distracted from his daily work and has forgotten hi…

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    Here Is the African Savanna

    This informational text by Madeleine Dunphy is a cumulative tale listing animals of the African savanna and their relationships to each…

    Grade K

    • 09/19/14
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    How My Family Lives in America

    This informational text follows three young children from New York City. These children, Sanu, Eric, and April, have one or both parent…

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    Mama Panya's Pancakes

    This literary text by Mary and Rich Chamberlin tells a tale of community, friendship and sharing. As a mother and son go to the market …

    Grade K

    • 09/19/14
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    My Great Aunt Arizona

    This story is based upon the life of Arizona Houston Hughes, a teacher who taught generations of children in a one-room schoolhouse tha…

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    One Hen

    This is a story of how changes happen in the world, one person, one family, one community at a time. The story takes place in Ghana, We…

    Grade 1

    • 03/22/17
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    Samuel Eaton’s Day

    This is an historical fiction text that shares the daily life of one family in Plimoth Plantation. Young Samuel Eaton lives with his fa…

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    The Keeping Quilt

    In this story, there are six generations of women descended from a woman who emigrated from Russia to America. Throughout the story, ea…

    Grade 2

    • 09/19/14
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    Tikki Tikki Tembo

    Tikki Tikki Tembo is a short fable set in ancient China.  During this time period parents honored their first born son with long a…

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    Too Many Tamales

    This is a literary text about a little girl named Maria who instead of telling the truth, panics and tries to cover up a problem.  …

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    Wangari's Trees of Peace

    This literary text by Jeanette Winter tells a true life story of Wangari Maathai, who decided to make a big difference in her hometown …

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    Ways People Live

    This informational text by Emily Neye contrasts the homes, clothing, food, and activities from different types of places.

    Grade 1