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diverse 5th grade reading list

  1. "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes - A story about a young African American boy who becomes a ghost after being shot by a police officer.

  2. "The War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - A historical fiction novel about a girl with a clubfoot during World War II.

  3. "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker - A poignant tale of a boy and his pet fox during wartime.

  4. "The Only Road" by Alexandra Diaz - A gripping story about a boy's dangerous journey from Guatemala to the United States.

  5. "The Inquisitor's Tale" by Adam Gidwitz - A medieval adventure featuring three magical children and their holy dog.

  6. "The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stacy McAnulty - A math genius with OCD navigates middle school after being struck by lightning.

  7. "The Night Diary" by Veera Hiranandani - A historical fiction novel set during the partition of India in 1947.

  8. "The Wild Book" by Margarita Engle - A story about a girl with dyslexia in Cuba who discovers the power of words.

  9. "The Bridge Home" by Padma Venkatraman - A tale of four homeless children in India who create a family together.

  10. "The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis - A humorous and powerful story about an African American family visiting Birmingham during a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.

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