Shelf Help March 2019

Welcome to Shelf Help, a quick look at new and noteworthy books to read with your BOOK IT! students. BOOK IT! wants to make it easy to keep up with literary trends and popular reads to keep your students interested.

Looking for new books for your classroom? First Book eligible educators can find many amazing books at reduced prices from the First Book Marketplace. The first 100 educators at eligible schools can use code ShelfHelpMar19 at check out for $25 to spend on books.


The Night Diary

This is a fictionalized version of the true story 12-year-old Nisha and her family during the independence of India in 1947. Nisha’s mother was Muslin and her was father Hindu, which left the family torn between two worlds, India and Pakistan. A powerful read for students who are eight or older.

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Dreamers is a gorgeous book, beautifully written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales that will resonate with every immigrant to this country, past and present.

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Imagine is an inspiring autobiography of the life of Juan Felipe Herrera, a U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015-2017.  Imagine shares the story of an immigrant child in a poetic form as he navigates life in the United States. Ultimately, Juan Felipe Herrera was named Poet Laureate of the United States at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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