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New titles in the library

by Rebecca Reitz on 2020-03-12T11:31:00-04:00 | Comments

Many of our ESL students are eager to read English, but are not quite ready for the novels and short stories in our regular circulating collection.  We are pleased to announce the acquisition of ten new titles that are at either just the right level for our students, or slightly above. 

Attempting to read these books will give these readers an opportunity to stretch their understanding of English, not to mention, to enjoy a good story.  The writing is of the highest quality and in many cases, award winning.

 

Dorris, Michael
MORNING GIRL
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.

 

 

​Dorris, Michael
SEES BEHIND TREES
A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty.

 

 

Park, Linda Sue 
A SINGLE SHARD. 
Tree-ear, a Korean orphan who lives under a bridge with his wise friend Crane-man, becomes fascinated with a nearby community of potters. Drawn by their exquisite craftsmanship, the adolescent boy begins to assist the master potter Min. The 2002 Newbery Medal Winner.

 


Ryan, Pam Muñoz
ESPERANZA RISING 
Pampered 13-year-old Esperanza and her mother are forced to flee Mexico following her father's sudden death and his brothers' takeover of their land. In a California migrant-worker camp, they encounter poverty and racism that are mitigated by the support of family and friends. Esperanza's response to the fall from privileged life into a 1930s, immigrant experience transforms her from a spoiled child into a strong adolescent. The Pura Belpre Author Medal Winner

​Hesse, Karen.  
THE MUSIC OF DOLPHINS
After rescuing an adolescent girl from the sea, researchers learn she has been raised by dolphins and attempt to rehabilitate her to the human world.

 

 

 

Alvarez, Julia
HOW TIA LOLA CAME TO VISIT STAY
Although 10-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.

 

 

​Fleischman, Paul
SEEDFOLKS
One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.

 

 

 

Burnett, Frances Hodgson
THE SECRET GARDEN. 
This is a classic and it’s fantastic! Two uncared for protagonists, Mary and Colin, learn to care for each other.

 

 

 

Dahl, Roald
MATILDA
A very funny love story between a girl and her teacher.

 

 

 

White, E.B.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB
The beautiful classic about friendship.

 


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