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The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in High School | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on The Last Summer of the Death Warriors)

Last Summer of the Death Warriors book coverThe Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2010

1. How did his friendship with D.Q. change Pancho’s life?
2. How did his friendship with Pancho change D.Q.’s life?
3. Pancho’s identity has been influenced by family, ethnicity and disability. What are some of the things that have influenced you and your identity?

The Day of the Pelican

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Middle School | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on The Day of the Pelican)

Day of the Pelican book coverThe Day of the Pelican by Katharine Paterson. Clarion, 2009

1. How is it possible to be a refugee in your own country?
2. What strengths do the Lleshi’s have that enable them to overcome hatred and discrimination?
3. How do Meli and Mehmet’s definitions of home change?

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Star in the Forest

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Star in the Forest)

Star in the Forest book coverStar in the Forest by Laura Resau. Delacorte, 2010

1. How does Star help Zitlally deal with her father’s deportation?
2. How is Zitlally different with Crystal than she is with her friends at school?
3. Why do you think Zitlally’s family came to the United States, given how difficult the journey is?

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Goal!

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Goal!)

Goal book coverGoal! By Mina Javaherbin. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. Candlewick Press, 2010

1. How did Ajani get his new football?
2. How did the boys outsmart the bullies?
3. Why do the boys like to play football (soccer) so much?

My Name is Sangoel

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on My Name is Sangoel)

My Name Is Sangoel book coverMy Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock. Eerdman’s, 2009

1. If you had to go to school far away from your home, how would you feel?
2. What’s special about your name? Are you named after someone?
3. What pictures would you use to draw your name?
4. What was new to Sangoel in America?

Little White Rabbit

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Little White Rabbit)

Little White Rabbit book coverLittle White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2011

1. What ways do you help at mealtime at home?
2. Are there special foods your family likes to eat together?
3. Tell us a story about a time you were happy or proud about something you helped with.

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