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    The Global Reading Challenge is here!

    The ten books our students will read and answer questions on are:

    Click here to go to Seattle Public Library's Global Reading Challenge page and see the titles.

    For book trailers, try the following links.

    10-book Glogster

    http://craigseasholes.edu.glogster.com/grc15/

    Hana’s Suitcase (2)

    https://vimeo.com/51166979

    El Deafo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNyMN05Pf4M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnj5STG0SZo

    The One and Only Ivan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPdqV2crQ0

    Tua and the Elephant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc9eD7gFYsc

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda – a link to how-to videos

    http://origamiyoda.com/videos/

    P.S. Be Eleven – Good background information (it’s a sequel) and excellent images capture the time and place

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcaiUp0MqJQ

    Heart of a Samurai

    https://vimeo.com/128955817

    The Shakespeare Stealer – trailers not great.  See plot summary from this link.  “Play within a play.”

    http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/family/shakespeare/learnmore.html

    How Tia Lola Saved the Summer – no trailers.  General info and summary

    http://www.tialolastories.com/how-tia-lola-saved-summer.php

    Saving Kabul Corner

    Text from Simon & Schuster promotion site:  http://books.simonandschuster.com/Saving-Kabul-Corner

    *Many thanks to Ruthann Rankin for compiling these links!*




    October 11 is Indigenous People's Day in Seattle
    (as well as Columbus Day).

    SPS Teacher-Librarian Craig Seasholes has put together this collection of resources. Access to Since Time Immemorial is in the lower right.

    1492 from Both Sides

    "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate

    The One and Only Ivan

    Katherine Applegate

    When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

     

    "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    Tom Angleberger

    Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

     

    "The Shakespeare Stealer" by Gary Blackwood

    The Shakespeare Stealer

    Gary Blackwood

    A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

     

    "Hana's Suitcase on Stage" by Karen Levine

    Hana's Suitcase on Stage

    Karen Levine

    A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her, with the text of the play based on this biography.

     

    "The Heart of the Samurai" by Margi Preus

    The Heart of the Samurai

    Margi Preus

    In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

     

    "P.S. Be Eleven" by Rita Williams-Garcia

    P.S. Be Eleven

    Rita Williams-Garcia

    The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam. 

     

    "El Deafo" by Cece Bell

    El Deafo

    Cece Bell

    The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid,  learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

     

    "Saving Kabul Corner" by N.H. Senzai

    Saving Kabul Corner

    N. H. Senzai

    Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila, recently arrived from Afghanistan, do not get along but they pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old family feud and threatening their family's livelihood.

     

    "Tua and the Elephant" by R.P. Harris

    Tua and the Elephant

    R. P. Harris

    In Chiang Mai, Thailand, nine-year-old Tua releases an abused elephant from its chains. Can she complete the rescue by getting it to an elephant refuge without being caught herself?

     

    "How Tia Lola Saved the Summer" by Julia Alvarez

    How Tía Lola Saved the Summer

    Julia Alvarez

    When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes T́́ía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.

     

     

    "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate

    The One and Only Ivan

    Katherine Applegate

    When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

     

    "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    Tom Angleberger

    Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

     

    "The Shakespeare Stealer" by Gary Blackwood

    The Shakespeare Stealer

    Gary Blackwood

    A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

     

    "Hana's Suitcase on Stage" by Karen Levine

    Hana's Suitcase on Stage

    Karen Levine

    A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her, with the text of the play based on this biography.

     

    "The Heart of the Samurai" by Margi Preus

    The Heart of the Samurai

    Margi Preus

    In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

     

    "P.S. Be Eleven" by Rita Williams-Garcia

    P.S. Be Eleven

    Rita Williams-Garcia

    The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam. 

     

    "El Deafo" by Cece Bell

    El Deafo

    Cece Bell

    The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid,  learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

     

    "Saving Kabul Corner" by N.H. Senzai

    Saving Kabul Corner

    N. H. Senzai

    Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila, recently arrived from Afghanistan, do not get along but they pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old family feud and threatening their family's livelihood.

     

    "Tua and the Elephant" by R.P. Harris

    Tua and the Elephant

    R. P. Harris

    In Chiang Mai, Thailand, nine-year-old Tua releases an abused elephant from its chains. Can she complete the rescue by getting it to an elephant refuge without being caught herself?

     

    "How Tia Lola Saved the Summer" by Julia Alvarez

    How Tía Lola Saved the Summer

    Julia Alvarez

    When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes T́́ía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.

     

     

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