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Elementary Level

Title: The Hoopster Author: Alan Lawrence Sitomer Level: Grades 8 and up References: Race Summary: Andre Anderson, an African-American teenager enjoying a summer filled with pickup basketball, a new girlfriend, and an internship at a popular magazine, becomes the target of violent bigotry when he writes a powerful article on racism. “The Hoopster.” TitlePeek. Destiny. […]

Elementary Level

Title: Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion Author: Linda Granfield Level: Grades 4-8 References: Culture Summary: When World War I began in 1914, no one knew that millions of young people would die in the agonizing years ahead. No one imagined the effect it would have on family life, or that whole villages […]

Secondary Level

Title: Dances with Wolves Author: Michael Blake Suitable for: Grades 9-12 References: Race, Culture Summary: The story of a union soldier’s adventure with the Comanche Indians in 1863. He is accepted by the small band of Indians he befriends at Fort Sedgewick. “Dances With Wolves.” TitlePeek. Destiny. St. Marys DCVI, St Marys. 11/09/12 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com Title: […]

Elementary Level

Title: In Our Mothers’ House Author: Patricia Polacco Level: Grades K-4 References: Sexual Orientation Summary: Many of Patricia Polacco’s books are inspired by real life, as is this tale of a loving family. The story follows the evolution of this family with two mommies from the adoption of each of their children from different cultures […]

Secondary Level

Title: Black and White Author: Eric Walters Level: Grades 9 – 12 References: Race Summary: Two students, Thomas and Denyse, both talented basketball players, become good friends. When they start to hang out together, however, they’re unpleasantly surprised at the cruel looks and comments that they receive simply because one of them is black … […]

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