Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780439120425
ISBN 13: 043912042X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising Book Review:

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.

Barkus

Barkus
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1452143463
ISBN 13: 9781452143460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barkus Book Review:

Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The accessible text is ideal for even the newest independent reader, while the warm, humorous story and energetic illustrations will appeal to picture book readers as well as advanced readers.

Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545281407
ISBN 13: 9780545281409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paint the Wind Book Review:

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.

The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author: Anthony Kenny
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-06-29
ISBN 10: 0198752776
ISBN 13: 9780198752776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Modern Philosophy Book Review:

This is the fascinating story of the emergence, from the early 16th to the early 19th century, of great ideas and intellectual systems that shaped modern thought. Introducing some of the world's most influential thinkers, including Descartes, Kant and Hume, Kenny looks closely at the main areas of philosophical exploration in this period.A selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations offer a vivid evocation of the human and social side of philosophy.

Riding Freedom

Riding Freedom
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0545360293
ISBN 13: 9780545360296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding Freedom Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

Becoming Naomi Leon

Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532329
ISBN 13: 9780545532327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Echo

Echo
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545576504
ISBN 13: 9780545576505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echo Book Review:

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Esperanza Rising - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Esperanza Rising - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6
Author: Chad Ibbotson
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 0228303249
ISBN 13: 9780228303244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 Book Review:

Experience the hardships of starting over during the Great Depression. The activities act as a great jumping-off point for teaching in a student-guided manner. Students put themselves in Esperanza's shoes and describe her changing viewpoints as she becomes exposed to the lives of those poorer than she once was. Determine whether a strike will cause conflict later in the story based on what is already known. Put events in order as they happen immediately following the death of Esperanza's father. Make predictions on the outcome of Esperanza's attempts to get a job. Compare the mythological story of the phoenix to that of Esperanza. Compare the different settings of the book, from Esperanza's home in Mexico to the work camps in California. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Esperanza Rising tells the story of a young girl who's world gets turned upside-down, and must flee to America to start a new life. Esperanza Ortega grew up in luxury on her father's ranch in Mexico. She had servants, nice clothes and lavish parties. Her sheltered life comes crashing down when her father is killed by renegades while tending to a broken fence on his property. Their home is left to Esperanza and her mother, but the land is left to her father's stepbrothers. After their home is burned down, Esperanza, her mother and a few loyal servants flee to America to start better lives. Unfortunately for them, it's the Great Depression and their new lives won't be so great. Esperanza is immediately flung into poverty and struggles to adjust. When they make it to the States, Esperanza falls into a deep depression. When her mother becomes sick, Esperanza must grow up and learn to appreciate what she has. This riches-to-rags story shows that it's not what you possess that bring you happiness, but the people you share it with.

Mouse Soup

Mouse Soup
Author: Arnold Lobel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 006197417X
ISBN 13: 9780061974175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mouse Soup Book Review:

Another sweet bedtime story about Mouse, from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books. Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can Mouse stop Weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper? The clever mouse tells the weasel four stories to make the soup tasty—then manages to trick the weasel and get home safely. Arnold Lobel's Mouse Soup is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

The Dreamer

The Dreamer
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780606239400
ISBN 13: 0606239405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamer Book Review:

A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1442441194
ISBN 13: 9781442441194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat Book Review:

In this eighth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and his dog Mudge take in a stray cat. It's not a pretty cat, but it is a happy cat and it loves Mudge!

Refugee

Refugee
Author: Alan Gratz
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 0545880874
ISBN 13: 9780545880879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Book Review:

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0345807197
ISBN 13: 9780345807199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Mango Street Book Review:

The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Mañanaland

Mañanaland
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338157884
ISBN 13: 9781338157888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mañanaland Book Review:

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780192752840
ISBN 13: 0192752847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breadwinner Book Review:

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

Stanley in Space

Stanley in Space
Author: Jeff Brown
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0062035576
ISBN 13: 9780062035578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stanley in Space Book Review:

A Far-out adventure! The President of the United States has chosen Stanley Lambchop and his family to become the first humans to fly in the Star Scout, a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley's most exciting adventure is about to begin. He'll meet the Queen of England, have a birthday party in outer space, and save a whole planet of aliens from danger. Oh, that Stanley!

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Author: Harry Allard,James Marshall
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780395486542
ISBN 13: 0395486548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Book Review:

Librarian from the black lagoon: A class plans their first visit to the library.

One Thing That's True

One Thing That's True
Author: Cheryl Foggo
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781550744118
ISBN 13: 1550744119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Thing That's True Book Review:

When her family starts acting strangely, thirteen-year-old Roxanne Jacob learns that her older brother Joel is adopted, but that it had been kept secret all these years because of family trouble.

Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles
Author: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 0062475746
ISBN 13: 9780062475749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Perfect Pebbles Book Review:

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review) Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive. Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults’ Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. “A harrowing and often moving account.”—School Library Journal