Winner of a Newbery Medal, a National Book Award, named an ALA Notable Book, designated as a School Library Journal Best of the Best, and named one of the New York Times Outstanding Children's Books of the Year, this intense, complex, young adult novel has dazzled readers for over 20 years.
The only Chinese American kid at his new school, Jin Wang is bullied, picked on, and ultimately left in loneliness. His feelings of isolation and exclusion are paralleled in the Chinese tale of the mythic Monkey King, who is determined to find acceptance among the immortals at any price.
Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
The book that I read was," Island Of The Blue Dolphins" this book was great! It is about a girl named Karana, and she is from an indian tribe, she lives on an island called," The Island Of The Blue Dolphins". Her father is the chief of the tribe, she has an older sister and younger brother.
If you were an animal-crazy kid, Jean Craighead George’s classic children’s novel, Julie of the Wolves, was probably right up your elementary school alley. Published in 1972, the adventure-laden tale has endured as a familiar favorite for more than 40 years. Its visceral story of a young girl who literally runs away from home to join a wolf pack combines a bunch of stuff kids love, from bonding with fuzzy animals to directly disobeying parental orders.
The book starts by relating the legends which built up about Maniac Magee and it's fun to go back to those first two pages when you've finished reading to see how far from the truth the legend has grown. There's even a jump rope rhyme about Magee that the kids can jump to and make up other verses for.
Name of Book: The Music of Dolphins Author: Karen Hesse ISBN: 0-590-89798-5 Publisher: Scholastic Type of book: Dolphins, feral children, speech therapy, giving back, survival, young adult Year it was published: 1996 Summary: Mila creates headlines around the world when she is rescued from an unpopulated island off the coast of Florida.
<p>Harriet Tubman knew mostly only hard work and hunger in her life. Born into slavery, she spent the majority of her life helping countless others escape it.</p><p><i>Freedom Train</i> recounts the story of Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves through a system called the Underground Railroad, a complex organization of private homes reaching from the South all the way to Canada.
Cimorene is everything a princess is "not" supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish and smart. She is so bored that she runs away to live with a dragon Kazul and finds the family and excitement she's been looking for. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.