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READS: SSR Guide

This page offers titles for ELA (English Language Acquisition) or those developing English and reading skills

For Beginning Readers

Basketball Legends

Famous players past and present

Breaking Barriers

Athletes who helped open their sports for women, different races, and disabilites

I Want to Be a Chef

Also: I want to be a Vet. I want to be a Firefighter, I want to be a Police Officer.

The Last of the Mohicans

Adventure novel & famous movies

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll becomes the evil Mr. Hyde when he drinks a potion. Horror. Famous novel and many many movies

For Intermediate Readers

"A" Is for Alibi

Kinsey Millhone is a private investigator in the first of a popular series. Nikki Fife hires her to find out who killed her husband because Nikki knows she didn't do it. 274 pages.

The Count of Monte Cristo

From the classic adventure novel and several movies

Roses Red As Blood (Suspense)

Julie's fiance has become moody and angry, she turns to her friend for advice.

Sunset Key

Will the thief steal the Van Gogh painting?

I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980

Also: Hurricane Katrina, 2005; The attacks of September 11, 2001;

Weddings

Weddings past and present, all over the world

Sherise - Blind Trust

Themes: Teen Girls, Friendships, Drama, Pride, Role of Women, High School Life, Fiction, Teen. All BFFs have their differences. Fights, jealousies, secret crushes-- introducing the gossipy girls of South Central High. 

Outcasts

Themes: High School, Neighborhoods, Family, Loyalty, Friendship, Urban Teen Fiction, Bullying, Competition, Mystery, Revenge, Homelessness, Fiction, Teen. 

Amelia Earhart

Pioneer woman pilot. Lost on a round the world flight.

For Advanced Readers

1984

Novel of the future, complete government control, how can you be free? Movies and book

A Good Long Way

Three Mexican American teenagers in Texas struggle with school and home problems

What Is the Super Bowl?

Story of great superbowls, history, and players

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