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Giver, The

by Lois Lowry

Book 1 of the Giver Quartet

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (18), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (16), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1989
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (14), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1)
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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (18), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (17), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (4)
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Holes

by Louis Sachar
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (21), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (6)
  • Book Resources:
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March Book One

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (3)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (8), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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American Born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang
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Invention of Hugo Cabret, The

by Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Historical Fiction, Mystery
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (17), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (5), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (4), Book Websites (1)
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Wonder

by R.J. Palacio
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1), Book Websites (1)
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Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (15), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, The

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The

by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney
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March Book Three

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
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Color Purple, The

by Alice Walker
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Fault in Our Stars, The

by John Green
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (9), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Crossover, The

by Kwame Alexander
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Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1977
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

by Joseph Bruchac
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (9), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Lightning Thief, The

by Rick Riordan

Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Fairy Tales / Folklore, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1)
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1960
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (23), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Monster

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3)
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Grace Lin
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Asian / Pacific American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3), Book Trailers (2), Book Websites (1)
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Frindle

by Andrew Clements and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Year Published:
    1996
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (8), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Rules

by Cynthia Lord
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Wrinkle in Time, A

by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1962
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (15), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Inside Out & Back Again

by Thanhha Lai
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Booked

by Kwame Alexander
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Great Gilly Hopkins, The

by Katherine Paterson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1978
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (9), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Book 1 of the Harry Potter Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Year Published:
    1990
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (15), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Tale of Despereaux, The: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

by Kate DiCamillo and Timothy Basil Ering
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (8), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Hunger Games, The

by Suzanne Collins

Book 1 of the Hunger Games Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (4), Book Trailers (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

by Rebecca Skloot
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1)
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Echo

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (4), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (5), Book Trailers (1), Book Websites (1)
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Cross of Lead, The

by Avi
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1953
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1)
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One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
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Martian, The

by Andy Weir
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (4), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Book Thief, The

by Markus Zusak
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Gathering Blue

by Lois Lowry

Book 2 of the Giver Quartet

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1)
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Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Websites (1)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3)
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Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Science
  • Genres:
    Adventure
  • Year Published:
    1987
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1)
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Paper Towns

by John Green
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (4), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3)
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by John Green and David Levithan
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1)
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