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Old 06-20-2008, 09:00 AM
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My daughter is going into 7th grade and is required to read 3 books. I don't know what the "accountability" will be when she goes back to school.

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

I do wish, though, that they'd get a little original. She has one Holocaust book and one Native American-theme book. There has to be more stuff written for kids her age than those 2 themes.

My older son's high school is doing "One School, One Book." Every student and teacher is required to read Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer. Teachers and coaches will be expected to incorporate this book into all areas of the curriculum during this year.

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