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ISB Main Library: Global Read Aloud

Global Read Aloud

The Global Read Aloud project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students have participated.

THE DATES ARE OCT 1ST – NOV 9TH, 2018
YOU CAN FALL BEHIND, JUST DON’T READ AHEAD

UPPER ES/MIDDLE GRADE CHOICE

Amal unbound by aisha saeed

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.
 

Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt.
 

Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

 

Week 1: Chapters 1 - 8

 

Week 2 - Chapter 9 - 16

 

Week 3 - Chapter 17 - 24
 

Week 4: Chapters 25 – 32

Week 5: Chapters 33 – 40

Week 6: Chapters 41 – End

MS/JUNIOR HIGH CHOICE

REFUGEE BY ADAM GRATZ

Week 1:  Pages 1 – 55

Week 2:  Pages 56 – 92

Week 3:  Pages 93 – 146

Week 4: Pages 147 – 196

Week 5:  Pages 197 – 252

Week 6:  253 – End

YOUNG ADULT CHOICE

LOVE,HATE AND OTHER FILTERS BY SAMIRA AHMED

Week 1:  Chapters 1 – 4

Week 2:  Chapters 5 – 8

Week 3:  Chapters 9 – 12

Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16

Week 5: Chapters 17 – 20

Week 6: Chapters 21 – End