Xander (Level Two)

Below are the books our Level Two (3-5) scholars will be reading during the 2018 summer.  Each book corresponds with a weekly theme, which are also listed below.

Level Two scholars preparing for a STEM activity!

Week One: I can make a difference in MYSELF

  • The Bat Boy & His Violin by Gavin Curtis
  • That’s Not Fair by Carmen Tafolla & Sharyll Teneyuca
  • Horace and Morris, But Mostly Delores by James Howe
  • Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Henry Aaron’s Dream by Matt Tavares

Week Two: I can make a difference in MY FAMILY

  • Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
  • Waiting for Papa by Rene Colato Lainez
  • Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education by Elizabeth Suneby
  • Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
  • This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson

Week Three: I can make a difference in MY COMMUNITY

  • The Can Man by Laura E. Wiliams
  • Your Move by Eve Bunting
  • Conrad Saves Pinger Park by Carvin Winans
  • On the Town: A Community Adventure by Judith Caseley

Week Four: I can make a difference in MY COUNTRY

  • Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine by Eileen Lucas
  • As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson
  • Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
  • Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
  • The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz

Week Five: I can make a difference in MY WORLD

  • The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Juda Isabella
  • Gandhi: A March to the Sea by Alice B. McGinty
  • The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Nuria Roca
  • Eleanor, Quiet No More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt by Doreen Rappaport

Week Six: I can make a difference WITH HOPE, EDUCATION, AND ACTION

  • Hiromi’s Hands by Lynee Barasch
  • The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can by Dr. Tererai Trent
  • Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter
  • Helen’s Big World: Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport