Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Athoughtful story about an isolated girl, this tale will challenge us all to notice the ways in which our fears and discomforts limit what we do. Rose Howard’s heroic effort to do the right thing for her beloved dog Rain will inspire us all to pay attention to the gifts around us, and within us.
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
A Book of Coupons by Susie Hoch Morgenstern
Monsieur Noel is an old, unconventional eighth-grade teacher who gives coupon books for things like dancing in class and sleeping late. Because these coupons are going bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez, the students and teacher have to deal with this opposition together.
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