Schools

Crow Boy

By Taro Yashimo

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Chibi is a shy, reclusive boy the other students call "stupid" and "slowpoke," until the new sixth grade teacher, Mr. Isobe, shows everyone how many skills and talents Chibi really has.
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The Year of Miss Agnes

By Kirkpatrick Hill

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Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.
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Thank You, Mr. Falker

By Patricia Polacco

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At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
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Ghost Girl

By Delia Ray

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Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her family's poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest.
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time 

Greg Mortenson

"Three Cups of Tea traces Mortenson's decade-long odyssey to build schools (especially for girls), throughout the region that gave birth to the Taliban and sanctuary to Al Qaeda. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools." (Book Description)

9780143038252
Adult

The Author

Greg Mortenson’s Official Website, http://www.gregmortenson.com/

“Greg Mortenson Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize,” http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/view/87114

 

Reading Guide

from the publisher, http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/three_cups_of_tea.html

 

Related Official Websites

3 Cups of Tea Official Website,  http://www.threecupsoftea.com/ with archived articles, interviews, TV and radio shows

Pennies for Peace Program,  http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Central Asia Institute,  https://www.ikat.org/

 

Articles and Reviews

"3 Cups of Tea,” Wikipedia On-line Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Cups_of_Tea

Review from “Al Mihrab” blog, http://almihrab.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/three-cups-of-tea/

Review from “Books on the Brain”,  http://lisamm.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/review-three-cups-of-tea-one-mans-mission-to-promote-peace-one-school-at-a-time/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise

By Suzy Kline

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Mary decides it's all right to cheat to make sure she wins a special lunch with her favorite second grade teacher, but then she starts to get a guilty conscience. J Fic Kli
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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker

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While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
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The Year of Miss Agnes

By Kirkpatrick Hill

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Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher. J Fic Hil
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Stafford County

By De'Onne C. Scott

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Fascinating photos of people and places from Stafford's past.
Part of the Images of America series.

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Fourth Grade is a Jinx

By Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna

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When fourth grader Collette sees her own mother take over the job of teaching her class, life becomes more embarrassing and chaotic than she can stand.

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