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The Breadwinner Read the World Summer 2018

The Breadwinner, also known as Parvana, is a children's novel by Deborah Ellis.  It was first published in 2000, and by 2013 there were 39 English editions. The book has received several literary awards, including the Peter Pan Prize. Parvana has to live like a boy although with her family due to circumstances in war-torn Afghanistan. Taliban soldiers enter

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story

Alex Asks About Auntie's Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story is an easy reader picture book to help young children learn about multi-race family adoptions. By looking at the celebration through the eyes of the youngest family member, the "gotcha day" party helps him understand his aunt was adopted from South Korea. The family

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Book Companions and Novel Units Free PDFs

This post has links to the free book companions for emergent through advanced readers from kindergarten to about grade six. Most are free instant downloads. Some items are in the free eMember area which is free to join at this link. Just select the "free" radio button to have the payment options disappear. Are

Good Afternoon Vietnam Book Review and Free Guide

This post has a review of the book Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary L. Wilhelm, as well as a free discussion guide for secondary teachers. The book is a first-person account of an engineer working with the Marines at MAG 11 in DaNang, Vietnam, from 1968-1969. The author

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