Are you looking for some good Winter reading books for your children and teens? Check out these recommended books for students recommended by CTA Read Across America Committee
PreK-?One?by Kathryn Otoshi
This is a beautiful and powerful book about bullying and standing up for oneself and others. This book uses colors to represent students and although it is written in a basic form conveys the message that students stand up for themselves. Red bullies Blue, and although the other colors don?t approve they do not defend Blue until Number One stands up for Blue and shows the other colors how to stand up for Red.
Grades K-2-?La Mariposa?by Francisco Jimenez
This story tells the tale of Francisco who enters an English-speaking classroom but he barely speaks English. During the day he focuses on a caterpillar that sits in a jar near his desk and how it will turn into a butterfly. The story shows the struggle of English language learners but also how imaginative children can be when they are interested in a topic.
Grades 3-5-?Words with Wings?by Nikki Grimes
This short story has a poetry format and also tells the tale of a girl with a vivid imagination. After Gabriella?s parents split up, she is forced to move away from her old home and best friend.??When she has trouble concentrating, her new teacher soon recognizes her special qualifies and creates a way to inspire Gabby and the other kids to use their imagination. This story takes the fears and hopes of one child and turns them into a story for children of all ages.
Grades 9-12?I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed The World (Young Readers? Edition)
Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for standing up for every girl?s right to an education. The Young Readers version draws the reader in and is told in a voice that young people can identify with. Although some young readers may not know much about Pakistan or the Taliban Mala explains the complex situations in an easy to follow manner. The book covers Malala?s life before the shooting, during her recovery and her new life in Britain. It also encourages young people to appreciate what their freedom and rights to education that we often take for granted.