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diverse 6th grade reading list

Here's a diverse reading list for a 6th grader, offering a range of perspectives and genres:

  1. "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander - A novel in verse about family and basketball, with themes of love and loss.

  2. "The Lightning Queen" by Laura Resau - A magical story set in rural Mexico, blending indigenous Mixtec culture and folklore.

  3. "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia - The tale of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet their estranged mother.

  4. "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen - A mystery and adventure story about a boy who moves to Florida and encounters a group of owls threatened by construction.

  5. "The First Rule of Punk" by Celia C. Perez - A coming-of-age story about a Mexican-American girl who loves punk music and zines.

  6. "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle - A classic science fiction novel about children traveling through space and time to save their father.

  7. "George" by Alex Gino - A heartfelt story about a transgender girl's journey to live as her true self.

  8. "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo - A fantasy about a brave mouse, a princess, soup, and a spool of thread.

  9. "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis - The story of an 11-year-old girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

  10. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie - A semi-autobiographical novel about a Native American teenager's life on and off the reservation.

These books cover a range of experiences and can help broaden a young reader's understanding of different cultures and life situations. Would you like to

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