BEST FOOT FORWARD Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity after her life-altering summer on the road. She has a job she loves, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything—until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life.
Chapter Books to Support 4th Grade or 5th Grade Immigration Unit
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Realistic Fiction, Newberry Award) A very fun book about a brother & sister running away from home to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While there they solve a mystery, stop a crime, and figure out how to take care of themselves. This would be an awesome book to get students excited about creative writing. What they would do if they ran away or where would they go? Who would they take with them?
Thinking that the editor of the local paper is behind the hysteria surrounding ghostly sightings and strange happenings at the Ludlow house, high school newspaper reporter Hildy Biddle decides to investigate the strange events herself and ends up making enemies while uncovering facts that some feel should remain secret.