Books We will be reading in Class
by Jill Rubalcaba Year Published:When Senmut's sculpting chisel slips from his fingers, accidentally killing a sacred dove, Egyptian priests exile the 9-year-old boy to a lifetime of hard labor in the gold mines of Nubia. by Gary Paulsen Year Published:In this unique retelling of a young boy's struggle to survive in the Canadian wilderness, Paulsen raises the stakes with the question: What if Brian hadn't been rescued at the end of summer, but instead had been left to confront his deadliest enemy, a northern winter? by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published:It’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him. by Gary Paulsen Year Published:A story of survival and of transformation, this riveting book has sparked many a reader's interest in venturing into the wild. by Virginia Euwer Wolff Year Published:Here is a mature story of a poor adolescent girl's concern for a peer whose life challenges are more taxing than her own. by Paula Fox Year Published:He was eleven years old, and he had never felt so alone in his life. …
Clay Garrity lived a normal life until his father lost his job and abandoned the family. Now his pregnant mother has deserted him too.
by Walter Dean Myers Year Published:The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence in the inner city. by Paulo Coelho Year Published:The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he decides to travel to a Romani fortune-teller in a nearby town to discover its meaning. by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Year Published:Everyone thinks it's just a game, until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far? by William Pene du Bois Year Published:When Professor William Waterman Sherman leaves San Francisco in a balloon in August, 1883, he intends to stay in the air for quite some time. Little does Professor Sherman realize that he will come down in only one week, nor that he will land on Krakatoa by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published:The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 is a historical-fiction novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. It was written in 1995 and republished in 1997. It tells the story of a loving African American family, living in the town of Flint, Michigan in 1963.