Fran Izzi's Classroom

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Fran Izzi's Classroom


Fran teaches fifth and sixth grade at Jungman Elementary just a couple blocks down the street from us. Each year the school’s most book-loving students volunteer to take part in a city-wide reading competition called Battle of the Books. These books will be used for that competition. Here are the books you’ll be buying for her:

1. Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith
2. Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
3. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
4. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
5. Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle
6. Knock Out by K. A. Holt
7. Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
8. The Length of a String by Elissa Brent
9. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
10. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
11. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney
12. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
13. Nightbooks by J. A. White
14. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
15. Rebound by Kwame Alexander
16. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
17. Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow
18. Sunny by Jason Reynolds
19. The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
20. Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner
21. Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre
22. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
23. Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
24. Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
25. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
26. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
27. Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres\
28. The Thing About Jellyfish: A Novel by Ali Benjamin
29. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
30. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

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