I know we’ve been a little quiet here on the blog lately. We’ve been busy wrapping up the semester, celebrating graduations and finishing up some projects. We’ll be taking a short break from the blog soon as we spend time planning and prepping for fall semester, but before we do that, we have a few more posts we’d love to share with you all. One of which is our potential book list for next year. Below is a list of possible books for our 2014-2015 book group. We feature a different book each month and write an educator’s guide to help teachers incorporate the book into their classrooms. Our goal is to have a list that includes a range of appropriate age levels, country settings, and a balance of male and female protagonists. Each title is linked to the amazon.com page for that book, so just click on the title to get more information. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the books and which ones look best to you–especially if you’re an educator. We want our resources to be as useful to you as possible. We’ve got to narrow our list down to just 10 books–so we’ve got a lot of work to do! If you have any other suggestions of book titles, please leave them in the comments section below. Some of these look like great titles to add to a summer reading list. Let us know what you think if you decide to check any of them out!
Click here for a PDF that includes the list below.
Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle | ages 10 and up | Cuba
Serafina’s Promise by Ann Burg | ages 10 and up | Haiti
La Linea by Ann Jaramillo | ages 10 and up | Mexico/U.S.
The Keeper by Mal Peet | ages 10 and up | Latin America
I Am a Taxi by Deborah Ellis | ages 10 and up | Bolivia
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer | ages 11 and up | Mexico
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazaro | ages 12 and up | Honduras/U.S.
Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle | ages 12 and up | Cuba
Origin by Rebecca Khoury | ages 12 and up | Brazil
Red Glass by Laura Resau | ages 12 and up | Guatemala
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña | ages 14 and up | U.S.
The Deportation of Whopper Barraza by Maceo Montoya | ages 14 and up | Mexico/U.S.
He Forgot to Say Goodbyeby Benjamin Alire Sáenz | ages 14 and up | U.S.