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Titles on Reading List 'Survival Books'

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Titles on 'Survival Books'

The Hunger Games image
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lexile: 810

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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty image
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke

Lexile: 510

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Between Shades of Gray image
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Lexile: 490

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Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck image
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle

Lexile: 1170

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Autobiography of My Dead Brother image
Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers

Lexile: 730

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Ship Breaker image
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Lexile: 690

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Ninth Ward image
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Lexile: 470

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Life as We Knew It image
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Lexile: 770

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Henry's Freedom Box image
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson

Lexile: 490

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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen image
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renée Watson and Shadra Strickland

Lexile: 590

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The Knife of Never Letting Go image
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Lexile: 860

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Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue image
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester

Lexile: Unknown

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The Red Umbrella image
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Lexile: 590

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The Day of the Pelican image
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

Lexile: 770

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Beauty Queens image
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Lexile: 690

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Diamond Willow image
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

Lexile: 670

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Queen of the Falls image
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

Lexile: 1060

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Blink & Caution image
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones

Lexile: 650

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Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America image
Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy

Lexile: 1080

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Tsunami! image
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and Ed Young

Lexile: 620

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The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells image
The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells by Debbie Levy

Lexile: 910

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A Storm Called Katrina image
A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and Colin Bootman

Lexile: 540

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The Young Man and the Sea image
The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick

Lexile: 800

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The White Darkness image
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Lexile: 850

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Most Loved in All the World image
Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin and Cozbi A. Cabrera

Lexile: 530

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Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration image
Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum

Lexile: 1170

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Boys Without Names image
Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth

Lexile: 670

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Mama: A True Story, in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami… image
Mama: A True Story, in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami… by Jeanette Winter

Lexile: Unknown

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La Linea image
La Linea by Ann Jaramillo

Lexile: 650

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The Boy Who Saved Cleveland image
The Boy Who Saved Cleveland by James Cross Giblin and Michael Dooling

Lexile: 740

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Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide image
Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide by Icy Smith

Lexile: Unknown

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The Silenced image
The Silenced by James DeVita

Lexile: 700

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Living Dead Girl image
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Lexile: 870

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Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 image
Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 by Richard Farr

Lexile: 1050

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Home Is Beyond the Mountains image
Home Is Beyond the Mountains by Celia Barker Lottridge

Lexile: 680

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A Time of Miracles image
A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Lexile: 700

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Woolvs in the Sitee image
Woolvs in the Sitee by Margaret Wild and Anne Spudvilas

Lexile: Unknown

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Shackleton's Stowaway image
Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan

Lexile: 740

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Freak Show image
Freak Show by James St. James

Lexile: 600

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Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy image
Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg

Lexile: 1020

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The Trap image
The Trap by John Smelcer

Lexile: 1100

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Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda image
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda by Elisabeth Combres and Shelley Tanaka

Lexile: 890

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Now Is the Time for Running image
Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams

Lexile: 650

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Herbert: The True Story of a Brave Sea Dog image
Herbert: The True Story of a Brave Sea Dog by Robyn Belton

Lexile: Unknown

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Paper Trail image
Paper Trail by Barbara Snow Gilbert

Lexile: Unknown

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