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Re: Summer reading recs for middle school student?

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    Thanks. I ordered The Kahlo book as well as Konigsburg, E.L. The Second Mrs. Giaconda and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, I, Juan de
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      Thanks. I ordered The Kahlo book as well as Konigsburg, E.L. The Second Mrs. Giaconda and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
      Frankweiler, I, Juan de Pareja and Chasing Vermeer.


      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "Suzette Milam-Morrow" <suzet@...> wrote:
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      > I have had many 9th grade readers enjoy Irving Stone's, "Agony and the
      > Ecstasy" for acquiring the AR points required for outside class reading.
      > Then there is "Lust for Life" and "Depths of Glory" by Irving too. However,
      > Agony and the Ecstasy is most captivating.
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      > A good biographical book about Frida Kahlo by Hedda Garza (Hispanics of
      > Achievement series) is by far the book my art kids want to borrow the most.
      > I think it is 4th or 5th grade reading level, but has photos and is really
      > fascinating reading to the students. My ESL students LOVE Frida and can't
      > get enough information about her and her life. The one about Diego (also in
      > the series) is good as well, but the students fight over the Frida book.
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      > Eli wrote:
      > Howdy! Am trying to bring up the reading level of a 7th grader (now 8th)
      > with art themed novels for summer reading. I found "I, Juan de Pareja" by
      > Elizabeth Borton de Trevino which looks promising and age appropriate.
      > Anyone have other recommendations?
      >
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