Approved books for Read Across America


*It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr; Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales; Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall; Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root

Grades 1-2

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal; Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music Margarita Eagle; Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena; *Natsumi by Susan Lendroth

Grades 3-5 

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan; *Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss; So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary Schmidt; Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

Grades 6-8

*Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes; A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen; Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate; The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

Grades 9-12

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills; Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson; *I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican by Erika Sanchez

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