Derek Warren

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    This amazing, coming-of-age story takes you through the remarkable life of Y'Tin--a young boy from Vietnam who has a passion for training elephants! Life is looking hopeful for Y'Tin and it appears like his dream of being the youngest trainer is going to come to pass; that is, until the "war" enters his village. Before you know it, Y'Tin's life is thrown into a whirlwind of survival. Can his dream stay alive? Will he survive? Why...
    About 8 years ago
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    Imagine this: who you are and what you believe does not matter. You have to hide your identity to survive. Fleeing your home is your only option. Read this book and find out just how lucky you have it.
    About 8 years ago
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    Your entire life is thrown into a tizzy and you go from a life of "everything" to a life of...nothing. How do you bounce back? How do you rise above the challenges that a new home and new lifestyle bring? Esperanza Rising is filled with Habit of Mind examples as Esperanza faces drastic, life-altering change. You must check this one out!
    About 8 years ago
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    Frindle is a light book that will leave you wanting more. Imagine harmlessly coming up with new name for something and then all of a sudden it snow balls into a monster(not literally, of course). If you like books that use a bit of humor, but also leave you with those warm "tingles" then you will love this book. Warning: this book is on a 5th grade level and 5th grade humor is applied.
    About 8 years ago
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    Awesome. This refreshingly honest book tells two true stories from southern Sudan. The struggle and strife that both characters endure as they "walk to water" reminded me of the strength that is within each human. The characters can be summarized best by the word persistence.
    About 8 years ago
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    Great book about a boy who is in over-his-head! Enjoy
    About 8 years ago
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    From the guy who wrote HOOT, comes Flush. I'm reading this with one of our book groups. Let's just say it starts with a child visiting their father in jail. If that doesn't pull you right in, I'm not quite sure what will! I"ll keep you posted!
    About 8 years ago
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    Read this! This book is all about a boy named Max who stumbles upon a new friend named Freak. These pals could not be more different. One is tall and dumb, the other is insanely small and brilliant. Together, they form Freak the Mighty. They go on adventures and really show what it means to "have someone's back!" Some of us read this as a read aloud, but if you are not one of those people, give it a shot! You won't regret it!
    About 8 years ago
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    By Rodman Philbrick
    About 8 years ago
  • teacher_1650
    teacher_1650 wants to read this book.
    By Rodman Philbrick
    About 8 years ago