[aisle] Looking for Whole School Book Ideas

Kathleen Drews kdrews at nlsd122.org
Tue Jan 12 18:17:28 CST 2021

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Kathleen Drews
5th Grade ELA, Nelson Ridge School
Librarian, New Lenox School District 122
New Lenox, IL

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On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 3:32 PM Mrs. Kuzminski via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hello Collective Mind!
> My school is looking for possible titles for a whole school book for
> grades 6-8.  My admin would like a fiction book that has:
> - good moral lesson, but not preachy... or a good moral dilemma
> - character(s) overcoming some sort of adversity in a positive way
> - perseverance, stick-to-it-iveness
> - theme or subject matter that encourages discussion
> - feel-good ending
> - keeps the 8th graders interested, yet appropriate for 6th grade
> - not so popular that they would have all read it (like The One and Only
> Ivan, etc.)
> - genre doesn't really matter... well, maybe not horror.
> - able to be read aloud easily because we are hybrid learning
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!  Thank you for sharing your
> brainwaves!
> *Amanda Kuzminski*
> *Library Media Specialist*
> Orland Junior High School
> Orland Park, IL
> 708-364-4214
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