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    Armageddon Summer
      Fourteen-year-old Marina and 16-year-old Jed accompany their parents' relig...
      Author: Yolen, Jane & Coville, Bruce GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Baboon King, The
      Set in Africa, this powerful book explores the themes of the importance of ...
      Author: Quintana, Anton GED Descriptors:
    Big Talk
      Three poems are presented graphically with four color-coded bars to represe...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Buried Alive
      This collection of linked poems explores the rich, puzzling and painful exp...
      Author: Fletcher, Ralph GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Charlotte
      When 10-year-old Charlotte's father forbids her to associate with her cousi...
      Author: Lunn, Janet GED Descriptors: social studies
    First Impressions: Andrew Wyeth
      This biography of Andrew Wyeth is the result of a friendship between the ar...
      Author: Meryman, Richard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    My Sister's Keeper
      Set in modern day Rhode Island, this novel tells the story of two sisters: ...
      Author: Picoult, Jodi GED Descriptors:
    One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals
      Subtitled "the human-animal bond in history, science, and story," this fasc...
      Author: Noyes, Deborah GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Perfect Shot, The
      Ostensibly a murder mystery, this book explores many issues--civil rights, ...
      Author: Alphin, Elaine Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    Picture Book of Anne Frank, A
      This picture book retells the familiar story made famous by the The Dia...
      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Raisin in the Sun, A
      When an African-American family chooses to integrate an all-white neighborh...
      Author: Hansberry, Lorraine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Rio Grande Stories
      In Albuquerque, 7th grade students decide to write a book on their diverse ...
      Author: Meyer, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    Twelfth Night
      This is a narrative retelling of Shakespeare's play. Many of the famous lin...
      Author: Shakespeare, William (retold B. Coville) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Wright Sister, The,
      Often portrayed through letters, this biography, of Katherine Wright, the ...
      Author: Maurer, Richard GED Descriptors: social studies
    The English Listening Lounge
      This is a wonderful site for beginning, intermediate and advanced English a...
      Author: Gary Buck... GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > group > relationships > friendships
    All I See
      Shy Charlie admires the painter Gregory's work from afar. The child and ad...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Androcles and the Lion
      This book retells the fable of Androcles, a runaway Roman slave, who befrie...
      Author: Nolan, Dennis GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Angels in the Dust
      A poignant story of a family living in the Dust Bowl trying to make ends me...
      Author: Raven, Margot Theis GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Armageddon Summer
      Fourteen-year-old Marina and 16-year-old Jed accompany their parents' relig...
      Author: Yolen, Jane & Coville, Bruce GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    At Gleason's Gym
      The story of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn NY, and the many people who use it. ...
      Author: Lewin, Ted GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
      In this engrossing 266-page book, Matt, age 17, is falsely accused of tryin...
      Author: Oates, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors:
    Bird House, The
      This is a modern-day fairy tale that features a homeless girl, an old woman...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Black and White Airmen: Their True Story
      The history of airmen in WWII is told through the experiences of two men fr...
      Author: Fleischman, John GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bluish
      This is a warm, easy to read story of three young girls and their developin...
      Author: Hamilton, Virginia GED Descriptors:
    Butterfly, The
      During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique discovers that her mother is ...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Chance of Sunshine, A
      The pictures tell most of the story in this almost-wordless book. Two peopl...
      Author: Liao, Jimmy GED Descriptors:
    Chicken Sunday
      Two African-American boys and their white friend, a girl, try to earn enoug...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Chuck Close Up Close
      This biography of the contemporary artist Chuck Close captures his inventiv...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Dear One, The
      15-year-old, pregnant Rebecca arrives at her mother's college friend's hous...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Ellen Foster
      11-year-old Ellen tells her own story in this "Oprah Book about a foster ch...
      Author: Gibbons, Kaye GED Descriptors:
    Emily
      This book tells the story of a young girl's encounter with the reclusive po...
      Author: Bedard, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Faithful Friend, The
      This is a retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in ...
      Author: San Souci, Robert GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Francie
      This engaging novel shows a slice of life in small-town Alabama in the 1940...
      Author: English, Karen GED Descriptors:
    Garden of Happiness, The
      A young girl cares for a seed that she plants near a community garden in Ne...
      Author: Tamar, Erika GED Descriptors:
    Gowanus Dogs
      A homeless man meets some homeless dogs. The meeting changes everyone's lif...
      Author: Frost, Jonathan GED Descriptors:
    Great Race, The
      A grandmother helps her granddaughter arrange paper cutouts of the Chinese ...
      Author: Bouchard, David GED Descriptors:
    Heart is Big Enough, The
      Each of these five stories focuses on a protagonist with special challenges...
      Author: Rosen, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Holes
      This story-within-a-story tells of Stanley Yelnats (and his distant relativ...
      Author: Sachar, Louis GED Descriptors:
    Home Lovely
      Janelle and Tiffany move to a trailer, where Tiffany is alone after school ...
      Author: Perkins, Lynne Rae GED Descriptors:
    I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
      A moving story of the friendship between two motherless 12-year-old girls--...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
      Part fiction, part graphic novel, this winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal t...
      Author: Selznick, Brian GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Jip: His Story
      Jip, a young orphan in the mid-1850s, lives on a farm, interacts with Put "...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Josepha
      A boy narrates the story of his friend and protector, the immigrant young m...
      Author: McGugan, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Leonardo's Horse
      Contemporary sculptors completed the horse that Leonardo da Vinci began but...
      Author: Fritz, Jean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Like Sisters on the Homefront
      When 14-year-old Gayle gets into "trouble," she and her baby Jose leave New...
      Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
      This coming-of-age novel is a Newbery Honor Book. It tells the story of peo...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Matilda Bone
      Sometime in medieval Europe, a sombre-minded priest leaves a 14-year-old or...
      Author: Cushman, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Midnight Clear: Stories for the Christmas Season, A
      Twelve modern-day stories focus on the "true meaning" of Christmas. Each a...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Missing May
      A twelve-year-old girl named Summer and her uncle are dealing with the deat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    My Life in Dog Years
      Each chapter describes one of the amazing and unforgettable dogs Gary Pauls...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail
      The cubist artist Picasso met his model Sylvette when he was in his 70's. ...
      Author: Anholt, Laurence GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Pink and Say
      This long picture book tells the story of Pinkus Aylee, an African-American...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers
      Paulsen shares his love of the Iditarod and especially of Cookie, his prima...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    School for Pompey Walker, A
      At the dedication of a school named for him, Pompey Walker tells how he and...
      Author: Rosen, Michael J. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
      The author retells this famous tale of one of the knights of King Arthur's ...
      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Star of Fear, Star of Hope
      As a young girl living in France during the Nazi occupation, Helen can't un...
      Author: Hoestlandt, Jo GED Descriptors: social studies
    Time to Love, A
      Beautifully illustrated and ably introduced by sons of the author, this boo...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    True Believer
      This is not exactly a sequel to Make Lemonade, but the style is si...
      Author: Wolff, Virginia Euwer GED Descriptors:
    Wake Up Our Souls
      Well-written biographies and stunning reproductions of the work of approxim...
      Author: Bolden, Tonya GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Yellow House, The
      During a brief few months of their productive artistic years, the painters ...
      Author: Rubin, Susan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > group > relationships > intergenerational
    All I See
      Shy Charlie admires the painter Gregory's work from afar. The child and ad...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    At Gleason's Gym
      The story of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn NY, and the many people who use it. ...
      Author: Lewin, Ted GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Because of Winn-Dixie
      10-year-old Opal and her preacher father move to a small Florida town. Opal...
      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
    Breadwinner, The
      This coming-of-age story, told from the point of view of a young Afghan gir...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    Childtimes
      Three African American women, grandmother, mother, and daughter, reminisce ...
      Author: Greenfield, Eloise & Little, Lessive Jones GED Descriptors:
    Coming On Home Soon
      A kitten comforts a young African American girl as she and her grandmother ...
      Author: Woodson, Jaqueline GED Descriptors:
    Day Before Christmas, The
      Four years after the death of her mother, seven-year-old Allie goes with he...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Dear Willie Rudd
      Miss Elizabeth, thinking 50 years back, remembers Willie Rudd, the African ...
      Author: Gray, Libba Moore GED Descriptors:
    Deep Blues
      Bill Traylor, who worked as a farm laborer before and after the Civil War, ...
      Author: Lyons, Mary E. GED Descriptors:
    Dogsong
      14-year-old Russel, an Eskimo, feels assailed by the modernity of his life....
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    Heart is Big Enough, The
      Each of these five stories focuses on a protagonist with special challenges...
      Author: Rosen, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Hundred Penny Box, A
      A young boy loves his Great Aunt Dew, her stories, and her box of one hundr...
      Author: Mathis, Sharon GED Descriptors:
    I Have an Olive Tree
      Colorful, stylized illustrations depict a girl and her mother as they trave...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Jim the Boy
      In a coming-of-age story set in Appalachia, Jim grows up as a town boy with...
      Author: Early, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Language of Doves, The
      On her sixth birthday, Julietta's grandfather gives her one of his homing p...
      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Like Sisters on the Homefront
      When 14-year-old Gayle gets into "trouble," she and her baby Jose leave New...
      Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Love You, Soldier
      This touching story about the effects of WW II on one family is told throug...
      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Marven of the Great North Woods
      Marven's immigrant Russian Jewish family sends him alone by train and by sk...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors:
    Midnight Clear: Stories for the Christmas Season, A
      Twelve modern-day stories focus on the "true meaning" of Christmas. Each a...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Mind's Eye
      This is a novel in play form. Courtney, 16 and paralyzed, learns about the...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: social studies
    Missing May
      A twelve-year-old girl named Summer and her uncle are dealing with the deat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Miz Berlin Walks
      A little African American girl learns to love the old white lady who walks ...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    Old Musician, The
      A little girl hears an old man playing a flute and initiates his journey as...
      Author: Tornqvist, Rita GED Descriptors:
    Raft, The
      A city boy spends a magical summer in the woods with an unusual grandmother...
      Author: LaMarche, Jim GED Descriptors:
    Reappearance of Sam Webber, The
      With the help of adult friends, eleven-year-old Sam Webber adjusts to the d...
      Author: Fuqua, Jonathon Scott GED Descriptors:
    Sanctuary, The
      Little Man, age 10, thinks that Tico and Aaron should let him join their ga...
      Author: Eskridge, Ann GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Show Way
      Simple text and stunning illustrations tell the intergenerational story of ...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: social studies
    Somewhere In the Darkness
      Jimmy, a teenager, lives in the city with Mama Jean. Then he meets Crab, a...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Stone Water
      Grant, a 15-year-old boy, grapples with his grandfather's request to remove...
      Author: Gilbert, Barbara GED Descriptors:
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    To Hell with Dying
      Because of the controversial subject matter and the language of the title, ...
      Author: Walker, Alice GED Descriptors:
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Wall, The
      In this emotionally charged book told from the point of view of the child, ...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Winter Room, The
      This book tells the story of Eldon, a boy growing up in the mid-20th centur...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Wreck of the Zanzibar, The
      When Laura Perryman dies, her great-nephew Michael gets her diary. The dia...
      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Young Man and the Sea, The
      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
    Illinois Intergenerational Initiative
      There are many links here to intergenerational education. Topics include Co...
      Author: Illinois State Board... GED Descriptors:


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