March: Book One

march.jpgMarch: Book One
Authors: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Illustrator: Nate Powell
Grade: 7
F&P Level: W
Lexile: GN760L

The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, MARCH: BOOK ONE has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, this #1 New York Times bestseller is also a Coretta Scott King Honor book, a required text in classrooms across America, and the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Now for the first time ever, this modern classic ― praised by everyone from President Bill Clinton to LeVar Burton to Tim Cook ― appears in an oversized hardcover edition, so the stunning work of Lewis, Aydin, and Powell can be appreciated on a grander scale.

Pages: 128

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No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits

no summit.jpgNo Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
Author: Jordan Romero (with Linda LeBlanc)
Grade: 6
F&P Level: W
Lexile: 850L

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true.

Pages: 368

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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

undefeatedUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Grade: 6
F&P Level: U
Lexile: 980L

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story―and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American
Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad

Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called “the team that invented football,” they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

Pages: 288

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When I Was Your Age, Volumes I and II: Original Stories About Growing Up

when I was your age 1&2.jpgWhen I Was Your Age, Volumes I and II: Original Stories About Growing Up
Editor: Amy Ehrlich
Grade: 6
F&P Level: U
Lexile: 850L

“Tell me a story of when you were little” is something children love to ask. Twenty award-winning authors respond in these two extraordinary volumes, now combined in one book. The writers of these stories make it clear that despite the difference between one childhood and another, all children share a complex humanity and a deep capacity for joy.

Pages: 352

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Grade: 6
F&P Level: U
Lexile: 990L

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.

Pages: 336


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Chew on this: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food

Chew on thisChew on this: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food
Authors: Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser
Grade: 7
F&P Level: Y
Lexile: 1110L

Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn’t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald’s? It’s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant.

Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it’s moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they’re eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good?

Pages: 316

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