The Hero of Third Grade by Alice de La Croix
Randall moves to a new school and the experience seems like too much. He gets an idea from an old television movie, and quickly becomes the hero of third grade.
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All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty