Alaina, Annie, & Claire (Level One)

Below are the books our Level One (K-2) scholars will be reading during the 2018 summer.  Each book corresponds with a weekly theme, which are also listed below.

Level Ones with oobleck!

Week One: I can make a difference in MYSELF

  • Teamwork Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to Share by Julia Cook
  • The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story by Uma Krishnaswami
  • Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown
  • Anh’s Anger by Gail Silver

Week Two: I can make a difference in MY FAMILY

  • Home at Last by Susan Middleton Elya
  • Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash by Monica Brown
  • Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley
  • Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
  • A Shelter in Our Car by Monica Gunning

Week Three: I can make a difference in MY COMMUNITY

  • Conrad Saves Pinger Park by Carvin Winans
  • The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Allan Ahlberg
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
  • On the Town: A Community Adventure by Judith Caseley

Week Four: I can make a difference in MY COUNTRY

  • Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
  • This Is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander
  • A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena
  • Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Week Five: I can make a difference in MY WORLD

  • What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
  • This Is Our Earth by Laura Lee Benson
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
  • What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky
  • Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford

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

  • Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter