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Fun and Inspirational Reading

For High School Readers

PactThe Pact
by Sampson Davis
The inspiring story of three young, lower-middle-class black friends who live in Newark, N.J., and make a pact to help each other to reach their shared goal of becoming doctors. How do they make it, despite innumerable daunting experiences?
Shades6Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepethys
In 1941, 15-year old Lina, her mother and her brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp. Lina fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like her by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil.

For Middle School Readers

by Gordon Korman
Capricorn Cap Anderson has been home-schooled by his grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. But nothing could prepare him for the experience.
No6No Talking
by Andrew Clements
The noisy fifth-grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth-grade girls to a “no talking” contest.

For Elementary School Readers

David Goes to School
by David Shannon
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each school day with trouble and are sure to bring a smile to even the best-behaved reader.
Oh9Oh! The Places You’ll Go
by Dr. Seuss
When you venture out into the world, you will have ups and downs. But you will succeed and finally move mountains!