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Esperanza Rising

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Esperanza Rising book coverEsperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Scholastic Press, 2000

Books for Middle School Age

Blue Jasmine

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Blue Jasmine book coverBlue Jasmine by Kashmira Sheth. Hyperion, 2004

Books for Middle School Age

My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito

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My Very Own Room book coverMy Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito by Amada Irma Pérez ; illustrations by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children’s Book Press, 2000

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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

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Moxy Maxwell book coverMoxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford. Photographs by Valorie Fisher. Schwartz & Wade, 2007

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The Birchbark House

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Birchbark House book coverThe Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Hyperion, 1999

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Two Old Potatoes and Me

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Two Old Potatoes and Me book coverTwo Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy. Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003

Tomás and the Library Lady

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Tomas and the Library Lady book coverTomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. Illustrated by Raul Colón. Random House, 1997

The Good Luck Cat

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Good Luck Cat book coverThe Good Luck Cat by Joy Harjo. Illustrated by Paul Lee. Harcourt, 2000

Toddler Two / Dos Años

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Toddler Two  book coverToddler Two / Dos Años by Anastasia Suen. Illustrated by Winnie Cheon. Lee & Low, 2002

Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!

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Tippy-Toe Chick, Go book coverTippy-Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003

Neighborhood Mother Goose

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Neighborhood Mother Goose book coverNeighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003

Ship Breaker

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Ship Breaker book coverShip Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown, 2010

1. Envision a world of the future: how might it compare to Nailer’s reality?
2. Where in the world today are children exploited like Nailer is in the book?
3. Nailer believes he is giving up a lot by choosing to save Nina. What does he gain?

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