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…awards and has been included in two Top Ten lists. In the intervening years, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has become a favorite in classrooms around the country. This compelling story of a teenage boy struggling to define his own identity as both a Native American and an…

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…One of five books that follow the Witting family, Calebs Story is told from the point of view of the title character. Caleb tells the tale of the mysterious man who shows up in the family barn and what happens when they find out his true identity. Students will enjoy Calebs innocent tone and…

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…fiction novel, True History of the Kelly Gang is told from the point of view of Ned Kelly, the Australian bushranger and folk hero. The book’s unconventional writing style and use of punctuation may make it somewhat challenging for students to read, but the action-packed story —…

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The true story of the riveting pursuit of Lincoln’s assassin, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is based on immaculate research but reads like a fast-paced thriller. Adapted from Swanson’s best-selling book, Manhunt, this young-adult book is perfect if you’re looking for an American…

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Based on a true story and appropriate for young adult readers, Every Falling Star offers a firsthand account of life under the brutal regime of the North Korean government. As the son of a North Korean military officer, Sungju Lee lives a comfortable life in comparison to the average citizen. But…

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Based on a true story, Hidden Figures reveals the history behind four of NASA’s brightest minds. In a time before computers, humans needed to calculate the flight paths for astronauts and rockets. Among them were four African American women who, despite being segregated from their white…

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One of the most popular books of 2018, Educated tells the true story of a young woman who graduated with a PhD from Cambridge despite having been raised by a family of isolated survivalists who didn’t believe in education. This story of overcoming an abusive and almost unbelievable background…

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…survive. Undeterred by the challenges set before him, William used his knowledge of physics to build a functioning wind turbine to generate electricity for his family’s farm. This moving true story will inspire your students to use the power of curiosity and creativity for social betterment.

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Sharon Draper, author of Tears of a Tiger, helped shape the telling of the true story of three friends who made a vow to overcome poverty and become doctors. A truly inspiring story. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25% on any…

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The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, a courageous student who defied the Taliban in pursuit of her right to an education, I Am Malala will resonate with any student who has faced discrimination—and help build empathy in those who haven’t. Malala’s story will also give your…

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…When twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson (a.k.a. Cassandra Day) writes a story, her friend Zoe is determined to help her get published. Zoes mother is editor-in-chief at a local publishing company, but will Zee Zee be able to keep her true identity secret to get Natalie a shot at a book deal? This book…

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After you've taught The Diary of Anne Frank, let your students see another heroic aspect of the Holocaust. The Hiding Place tells the true story of two sisters imprisoned in a concentration camp for hiding Jews and helping them evade Nazi capture. This is a moving account of author Corrie Ten Boom's…

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