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    • 09/22/14
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    A Kind of Grace

    In Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s autobiography, she writes of the challenges she faced early on while becoming a track and field athlete…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    Beneath Blue Waters

    Beneath Blue Waters comes from the trade book with the same title.  It focuses on the layers of the ocean.  This selection ta…

    Grade 6

    • 09/14/14
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    By the Shores of Silver Lake

    Laura Ingalls and her family are traveling by train to meet her father in Tracy.  This story describes their first train ride as t…

    Grade 4

    • 09/22/14
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    Chuck Close Up Close

    Chuck Close is an American artist who overcomes many obstacles in his life, both unexpected and self-induced.  He overcame his fir…

    Grade 6

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    Cliffhanger

    In this story, Dag and his son Axel are at their climbing school in the Teton Mountains when the family dog, Grits, is stranded on Cath…

    Grade 3

    • 09/22/14
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    Climb or Die

    In this story, after their car crashes in a blizzard and their parents are injured, Danielle and Jake must climb to a weather station n…

    Grade 6

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    Finding the Titanic

    Robert Ballard describes how he and his team discovered the Titanic in 1985.  Through a flashback to the story of 12-year old Ruth…

    Grade 4

    • 09/22/14
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    Franklin R. Chang-Diaz

    Franklin R. Chang-Diaz is an immigrant from Costa Rica who began thinking about space at age seven when the Soviet Union launched the f…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    Hatchet

    In this excerpt, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson overcomes the initial hurdles of survival in the Canadian wilderness.  As he ward…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    Last Summer with Maizon

    One definition of a protagonist is a character that goes through change.  And part of the definition is that the antagonist is the…

    Grade 6

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    Out There

    Although Danny is a young adult of only 17, he is fully capable of taking his father’s boat out to sea to fish. While out on a so…

    Grade 6

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    The Adventures of Sojourner

    The Adventurers of Sojourner presents a third-person narrative account of the Mars Pathfinder mission, which included the deployment of…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    The Challenge

    In this short story, Jose learns a valuable lesson about himself when he tries to impress Estella by challenging her to a game of racqu…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    The Girl Who Married the Moon

    Two female cousins spend their life doing everything together. One night they realize they are both in love with the Moon and wish to m…

    Grade 6

    • 09/22/14
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    The Great Wall

    This expository text selection outlines the efforts of the Chinese people to build the Great Wall to protect them from the Mongol invad…

    Grade 6

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    The Lost Temple of the Aztecs

    The Lost City of the Aztecs is about the demise of the Aztec Empire and how Montezuma, the last Aztec emperor, reacted to the arrival o…

    Grade 6

    • 09/14/14
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    The Talking Cloth

    Amber, her brother, and her parents visit Aunt Phoebe, a traveler, collector and storyteller.   Aunt Phoebe shares a cloth with th…

    Grade 3

    • 09/22/14
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    The View from Saturday

    Nadia’s parents were recently divorced and Nadia is spending the summer with her father in Florida, where Grandpa Izzy lives. Gra…

    Grade 6