Book Recommendations: Students, Teachers, Parents, Oh My!
Mrs. McGraw's Picks
I know the way the door closes
by Hope Smith
by Kwame Alexander
God Went to Beauty School
by Cynthia Rylant
Mrs. McBee's Picks
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
This novel is based on the true story of four shipwrecked Japanese friends who are stranded on a deserted island in 1841. During this time Japan's borders were closed to foreigners and to Japanese citizens who have left the country. An American ship rescues the young Japanese men. Read this wonderful story and experience the many adventures and new experiences these young men encounter. But will they ever have the opportunity to return to their homeland? This is an excellent selection for those taking seventh grade social studies.
2010 Newberry Honor Award
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
When sixteen-year-old Jessica suffers the loss of one of her legs,
she must find the will to return to school and find a way to rejoin her track team. Read this inspiring book and discover how Jessica finds the courage and desire to continue her life. Last year a lot of our seventh grade girls read and enjoyed this book.