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diverse third grade reading list

Here's a diverse reading list for a 3rd grader, offering a variety of stories and perspectives:

  1. "Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome" by Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown - Sarai uses her creativity and determination to save her grandparents' home.

  2. "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo - A brave mouse, a princess, a serving girl, and a rat's fates intertwine in this tale.

  3. "Stella Diaz Has Something to Say" by Angela Dominguez - Stella overcomes shyness and language barriers to find her voice.

  4. "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin - A fantasy-adventure based on Chinese folklore.

  5. "The Water Princess" by Susan Verde - Based on the childhood experience of Georgie Badiel, a girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village.

  6. "Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows" by Asia Citro - Zoey uses science to help magical creatures in this engaging series.

  7. "The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure" by Doreen Cronin - A group of chicks solves backyard mysteries.

  8. "Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration" by Samara Cole Doyon - A lyrical celebration of the different shades of brown.

  9. "The Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship" by Theanne Griffith - Two friends go on science adventures in a magical laboratory.

  10. "Juana & Lucas" by Juana Medina - Juana loves many things, but learning English is not one of them, until she realizes it might help her meet her hero.

These books are chosen to be age-appropriate and engaging for 3rd-grade readers, with a focus on inclusivity and representation. Would you like to add

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