August 30, 2019

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Which one starts like this? Click on a book below to answer

12th Day of September. I am commanded to write an account of my days: I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. That is all there is to say.
Catherine, Called Birdy
Karen Cushman

Catherine, Called Birdy

By: Karen Cushman
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7

Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth yearÑthe year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book. --From the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (Dog Man #5)
Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (Dog Man #5)

By: Dav Pilkey
Recommended for grade(s): 4, 5, 6

When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue? -- From Scholastic Inc.

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A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl (Dear America)
Patricia C. McKissack

A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl (Dear America)

By: Patricia C. McKissack
Recommended for grade(s): 5, 6

Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack's inspiring A PICTURE OF FREEDOM is now back in print with a gorgeous new cover! It's 1859 and Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it with the wrong person, she will face unimaginable consequences. What is her secret? While doing her job of fanning her master's son during his daily lessons, Clotee has taught herself to read and write. However, she soon learns that the tutor, Ely Harms, has a secret of his own. In a time when literacy is one of the most valuable skills to have, Clotee is determined to use her secret to save herself, and her family. -- From Scholastic Inc.

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The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl

By: Anne Frank
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7, 8

One of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947. The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl whose triumphant humanity in the face of unfathomable deprivation and fear has made the book one of the most enduring documents of our time. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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