Course Category: English

The Fight of His Life ENGLISH

DESCRIPTION: After years of living with uncertainty, first with his mother and then in foster care, J.P.’s life is finally becoming more predictable, routine, and even comfortable. Now that he is safely living with his father, his stepmother and his two half-sisters, J.P. is finally enjoying the opportunity to learn more about himself. He is …

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The Queen with the Crown ENGLISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Follow a group of seventh graders as they learn about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects their lives, first with the close of school and then in so many other ways. The Queen with the Crown is also available as an interactive download here.

The Backpack ENGLISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For Oscar, life is good. Living and working with his cousins in Dodge City, Kansas, he is living what one might call the American Dream. After many years Oscar finally receives his permanent resident card (green card), and opens a business, a house-painting company. The work is steady and honest. In fact, it …

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The New Girl ENGLISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Taruka is the new girl at the high school in town. The story takes the reader through a year of high school that Taruka is not likely to forget. She makes friends and meets a boy, Cooper. Like Cooper and many of the students at the school Taruka is very involved in sports, …

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The Jersey ENGLISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Matías is a typical 7-year-old boy. He is huge fan of the professional soccer teams in Europe, especially the teams in the Spanish league, La Liga. When Matías is not playing soccer, he is watching soccer videos on the iPad. He always looks the part, too, as he can mostly be found wearing …

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Three Friends ENGLISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As if teenaged friendships aren’t hard enough…Marissa and Jack have been best friends for as long as they can remember, only having troubles when Jack wasn’t always honest about himself. Despite their differences, their friendship endures. However, that friendship is challenged when a new student, Julio, moves to town and upsets the longstanding …

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