Quantity of Titles Per Set (20 titles)
A set of 20 titles of highly curated read alouds including nonfiction, authentic voices and diverse characters. This fifth grade set features fantasy and sci-fi titles as well as realistic fiction on social issues. In nonfiction, we've combined descriptive texts with engaged informational texts to impart knowledge while also building student advocacy around topics such as women's rights, environmental protection and citizenship. Our novels present ways to be inclusive to help teenagers learn how about differences and self-confidence.
From our Lead Curator, Marie: I am a HUGE fantasy and sci-fi geek. I love YA, and fifth grade is such a great time to dig into these fantastic and dystopian worlds. In nonfiction, I'm giving students multiple opportunities to compare accounts on similar topics (Hipatia, Clara Campoamor and Todos deberíamos ser feministas on women's rights). Teachers will be able to integrate knowledge from multiple sources to write knowledgeably about environmental protection (No hay planeta B, María la monarca). Finally, through fiction and nonfiction, students will learn different ways of participating in civic life (La calle es libre and Pequeña historia de un desacuerdo). Let's empower the next generations to be advocates for themselves, their communities and their planets.
Titles may change based on availability.