Merci Suarez Changes Gears*

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Merci is a scholarship student at a private school in Florida which makes the ordinary challenges facing sixth graders more potent. Jealous girlfriends, changing boy-girl relationships, seemingly unjust social situations, and increasing responsibilities at home are just a few of the problems Merci encounters as she begins a …

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Hello Universe*

Hello Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly The individual paths of Virgil Salinas, Valencia Somerset, and Kaori Tanaka are united by fate or as Kaori would say, by the universe itself. Virgil ends up in an old well - thanks to a bully named Chet Bullens. But things end up better than he could've ever imagined. I …

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Dear Mr. Henshaw*

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary A sixth grade writing assignment connects Leigh Botts with his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. In his letters to Mr. Henshaw, Leigh opens up about his parents' divorce, his feelings toward his father, and the struggles he has at his new school. Mr. Henshaw suggests Leigh keep a diary. Leigh takes …

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A Wrinkle in Time*

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Father is missing and Meg's mother is lost in her lab work. Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, have been making the best of the situation despite the teasing at school. Rather than believing her father chose to leave them, Meg's convinced something happened to him. When Mrs. Whatsit …

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