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#1 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Katherine Applegate

A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant.

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#2 A LONG WALK TO WATER

Linda Sue Park

A Sudanese tale of survival.

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#3 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

Kelly Barnhill

A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.

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#4 BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Jacqueline Woodson

A memoir in verse; a 2014 National Book Award winner.

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#5 GHOST BOYS

Jewell Parker Rhodes

After Jerome is shot by a white police officer, his ghost wanders the earth with other victims of racially charged violence.

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#6 PAX

Sara Pennypacker

Separation makes a boy and his pet fox wilder and tougher.

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#7 THE CROSSOVER

Kwame Alexander

A hoops prodigy’s family story, told in verse.

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#8 FISH IN A TREE

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

A new teacher helps a disruptive girl overcome her dyslexia.

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#9 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs to speak.

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#10 THE WILD ROBOT

Peter Brown

A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.

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