[ISLMA-Share] Book Suggestion Help needed!

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Refugee by Alan Gratz!!!

*Sofía Huitrón*
LRC Director, Grove Junior High School
847-472-3022 / huitron.sofia at ccsd59.org
LRC website <http://grove.ccsd59.org/about/learning-resource-center/> /

*"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our
youth for the future." - Franklin D. Roosevelt*

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM, Email list for the Illinois School Library
Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hello all.  I have an 8th grade teacher asking for help in finding a
> contemporary read for her classes.  She is looking for the perfect book for
> her 8th graders – something that will highly engage both males and
> females, have characters which reflect the diverse student body in our
> school, and be fairly contemporary. We looked at the class sets of books
> available in the district and she isn’t excited about anything (although *The
> Outsiders *may work).  She is really struggling because she just doesn’t
> feel like her students are connecting with anything.  I only work PT in
> this school, so don’t know the kids well either.
> This is for a Title I school with a very high percentage of Hispanic
> students with unstable and troubled home lives.
> Suggestions for a classroom read?  I will most likely have to somehow come
> up with a classroom set of the book, so I am hoping to help her find
> something perfect that she will love!
> Thank you!
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