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Secondary SBCUSD Reads - November December

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Middle School Recommendations

This novel in verse tells of Jude, who must leave her brother and father behind in Syria to move to the United States. Struggling in America, Jude realizes American movies haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US. But this new life also brings unexpected surprises; new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude just might try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

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Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legendary in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history, discussing Yoshitsune’s exile as a child, running away as a teenager, becoming a military genius and more.

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High School Recommendations

After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

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This is the story of two 15-year-old girls who, seemingly different, discover they have a lot in common. One was stolen from her home in Africa and is now a slave, and the other forced into indentured servitude. This is the story of their planned escape to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

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See your school librarian to enter this month’s challenge!