Readers K-2

alma and how she got her name

Author: Juana Martinez-Neal

Description: A story about one girl and her very long name opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names

reADERS 3-5

The moon within

Author: Aida Salazar

Description: Eleven-year-old (nearly twelve) Celi Rivera, who is a mix of Black-Puerto Rican-Mexican Indian is uncomfortable about her approaching period, and the changes that are happening to her body; she is horrified that her mother wants to hold a traditional public moon ceremony to celebrate theoccasion--until she finds out that her best friend Magda is contemplating an even more profound change of life

readERS 6-8

Falling short

Author: Ernesto Cisneros 

Description: Best friends Isaac and Marco face various challenges in sixth grade, such as Isaac getting better grades, Marco winning a spot on the basketball team, and both seeing their efforts make a change in their respective family lives. They hope their friendship and support for one another will be enough to help them from falling short