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Summer Reading: Global Recommendations from the Primary Source Library   Tags: africa, asia, brazil, china, global education, high school, kindergarten, korea, latin america, literacy, middle east, middle school, summer reading  

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Suggestions for All Grades

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This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World's Children - David Smith

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First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants - Donald R. Gallo, editor
Stories about recent immigrants from Mexico, Cambodia, Palestine, China, etc. Includes short fiction works by authors Minfong Ho, Pam Munoz Ryan, Elsa Marston, and Lensey Namioka.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The autobiography of a Malawian boy whose village suffers extreme drought and famine. His interest in inventions and science leads him to build a windmill for his village, bringing electricity and water.

Summer Reading Recommendations

Are you interested in adding titles about world issues and cultures to the summer reading lists for your school or district? This guide contains highly recommended titles from the Primary Source Library for globalizing summer reading. From picture books to fiction to graphic novels, you'll find possibilities for every reader.

Use the blue tabs above to navigate through the guide. Each page of the guide includes a PDF download of all content so you can take suggestions to your colleagues.


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