Then she comes across the word closure--and she realizes this is what she needs. The national book award winner and one of the most important novels of our time for young readerscaitlin has Asperger's. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be so black and white after all. Powerful.

Publishers Weekly"A strong and complex character study. The horn book"allusions to harper lee's to kill a mockingbird, the portrayal of a whole community's healing process, and the sharp insights into Caitlyn's behavior enhance this fine addition to the recent group of books with narrators with autism and Asbergers.

Booklist Puffin Books. Before, when things got confusing, Devon, Caitlin went to her older brother, for help. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. But devon was killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful.


Finding Gobi: Young Reader's Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey

In a town of more than 3 million people, but this tale of friendship will surprise and delight you as you find out what happens!Join the almost too-good-to-be-true story of hope, friendship, the search seemed hopeless, and beating incredible odds in Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey by Dion Leonard.

 . Follow their unlikely friendship through the challenges of an 80-mile race and Dion’s struggle to bring Gobi home for good. Finding gobi: the true story of one little dog's big journey is the incredible true story of Dion Leonard, a New York Times bestselling author and athlete, who was befriended by a stray dog while running an ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert.

Named for the desert in which he found her, Gobi became Dion’s closest companion for 77 miles of the 155-mile race across China. The scrappy little pup ran mile after mile alongside Dion, through treacherous conditions and across raging rivers. Just before they were about to leave, however, Gobi disappeared, setting off a worldwide search for the stray.

Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! You will love the inspiring tale of Gobi, a lost dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard, across a vast desert. He let her sleep in his tent and share his food, and eventually, his focus shifted from winning to the newfound friendship he and Gobi shared.

They crossed the finish line together—not first, but together—and Dion decided to bring Gobi home to Scotland.

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

Stine, carolyn mackler, mo willems, kiersten white, Jon Scieszka, Ellen Hopkins, Lauren Kate, and many more contributed 70 heartfelt and empathetic stories from each corner of the schoolyard. In addition, educators, Dear Bully includes resources for teens, and parents, and suggestions for further reading.

Fear. Bully. Don't miss this excellent catalyst for one-on-one and classroom discussionToday's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying—as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves—in this moving and deeply personal collection. Lauren Oliver, R.

L. Feelings. For those working to support social and emotional learning and anti-bullying programs,  Dear Bully can help foster reflection and empathy.

Touching Spirit Bear

Spirit bear. Native American. But instead of jail time, cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.

Alcoholic parent. Alaska. Fear. Feelings. In his napra nautilus award-winning novel touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble.

Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Bully.

Counting by 7s

Alaska. Suddenly willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. A new york times bestsellerin the tradition of out of My Mind, coping with loss, and Mockingbird, Wonder, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, and discovering the true meaning of family.

Poignant. The horn book starred review"in achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that’s a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph. Maria semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette Bully.

Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. School library journal starred review* “a graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet—but never cloying—lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss.

Booklist starred review* “what sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, and Mexican ancestry, its truly multicultural cast Willow describes herself as a “person of color”; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and its tone.

. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief.

Out of My Mind

Out of my mind spent two years on the new york times bestseller list! “If there’s one book teens and parents and everyone else should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it. Denver post “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. Puffin Books. It speaks volumes. School library Journal starred review “Unflinching and realistic.

Kirkus reviews starred review “Uplifting…This moving novel will makes activists of us all. Booklist starred review from multiple award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people.

She can’t walk. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. Native American. Spirit bear. She can’t talk. Feelings. Fear.

Rain Reign

A story about honorable living in the autistic narrator genre that sets the bar high. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Alaska. Now rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Not everyone understands rose's obsessions, and the other things that make her different―not her teachers, her rules, not other kids, and not her single father.

Alcoholic parent. Martin has penned a riveting, seamless narrative in which each word sings and each scene counts. Kirkus reviews, starred reviewThis title has Common Core connections. Martin, comes a new york times-bestselling middle grade novel about a girl, her dog, who wrote the Baby-sitters Club series, and the trials of growing up in a complicated and often scary world.

She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms Reign, Rein, is very special. Fear. Great product! Spirit bear. Bully.

Brown Girl Dreaming

But a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery. The new york Times Book Review Bully. Native American. Great product! Puffin Books. Puffin Books. Feelings. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

Includes 7 new poems, including "Brown Girl Dreaming". Praise for jacqueline woodson:a 2016 national Book Award finalist for her adult novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN"Ms. Alaska. Alcoholic parent. Jacqueline woodson's national Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems. Jacqueline woodson is the 2018-2019 national ambassador for young People’s LiteratureA President Obama "O" Book Club pickRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place.

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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

Native American. Alcoholic parent. Spirit bear. Dion, set out to track her down, with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet, and reunite forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and proved to him and the world that miracles are possible. Bully. Alaska. New york times bestseller list“leonard and Gobi’s story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog.

Publishers weeklya man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion. Finding gobi is the miraculous tale of dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. Great product!

Fear. Feelings. The lovable pup, as she went step for step with dion over the tian shan mountains, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, who would later earn the name Gobi, across massive sand dunes, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.

As dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well. Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal now was to make sure he and Gobi’s friendship continued well after the finish line. He found himself letting gobi sleep in his tent at night, or worse, even when he knew it would mean putting him behind in the race, giving her food and water out of his own limited supply, and carrying her across numerous rivers, prevent him from finishing at all.

Wordly Wise, Grade 5

Fear. Native American. Puffin Books. Spirit bear. Feelings. Alcoholic parent. Puffin Books. Product details paperback Publisher: Educator Publishing Service 2017 Package Dimensions: 108 x 8. 3 x 06 inches shipping Weight: 1 pounds Bully. Wordly wise, Grade 5 Student Edition. Alaska. Great product! .

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

Puffin Books. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. Puffin Books. Native American. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange.

Alaska. Feelings. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Fear. Bully. Great product! There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. Everyone in caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Wordly wise, Grade 5 Student Edition. Alcoholic parent. The new york times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

It started as an assignment. Spirit bear.