Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School - APPENDIXB-MID

The authors of the Common Core State Standards created a list of text exemplars (called Appendix B) intended as a comparative tool for educators to measure their current libraries against countrywide expectations for rigorous literature and informational text.  Our Appendix B Diverse Collection for grades 6-8 offers the rigor necessary for academic success and meets the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy.

This culturally responsive list to Appendix B provides an extensive collection of contemporary authors and characters of color, while meeting the Common Core criteria (complexity, quality, range) at each grade level 6-8. Texts included here represent the demand of text that primary grade students should be reading to be college and career ready by the end of Grade 12. Learn more about text complexity at the Common Core State Standards Initiative and how to build a more diverse reading list from our literacy partners

Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School (36 Books): $449.20

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Themes

Nonfiction, Middle Grade, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Multiethnic interest, History, Education, Cultural Diversity, Informational Text, Leadership, Geography, Teen Interest

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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Everglades Forever

By Marx

Photographed by Karp

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 7
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 6.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1160L
SRC: 6.5
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Celebrate! Connections Among Cultures

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC1060L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 8.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1190L
SRC: 11.8
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Sacred Mountain

By Taylor-Butler

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.8 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1020L
SRC: 8.6
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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D is for Doufu

By Krach

Illustrated by Zhang

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 4 - 8
Intervention: 29

Lexile Level: IG1000L
DRA: 50

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Dia's Story Cloth

By Cha

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1140L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Drumbeat in Our Feet

By Keeler / Leitão

Illustrated by Keeler

Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD950L
SRC: 6.4
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Gorilla Walk

By Lewin / Lewin

Illustrated by Lewin / Lewin

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC1010L
SRC: 4.3
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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How We Are Smart

By Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Qualls

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: AD950L
SRC: 6.4
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Irena's Jars of Secrets

By Vaughan

Illustrated by Mazellan

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1040L
SRC: 9.3
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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John Lewis in the Lead

By Haskins / Benson

Illustrated by Andrews

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 950L
SRC: 5.8
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Life of a Genius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1060L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Only the Mountains Do Not Move

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 990L
SRC: 8.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 890L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

HC: $19.95
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Quiet Hero

By Nelson

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 5.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 930L
SRC: 6.1
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sharing Our Homeland

By Marx

Photographed by Karp

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 32

AR Level: 5.9 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 960L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 60

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Shining Star

By Yoo

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 6.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 970L
SRC: 7.6
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Steel Drumming at the Apollo

By Marx

Photographed by Senisi

Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 930L
SRC: 6.6
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Surfer of the Century

By Crowe

Illustrated by Waldrep

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.2 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 980L
SRC: 5.9
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

By Hubbard

Illustrated by McGuire

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD970L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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The Mangrove Tree

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 6.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC1190L
SRC: 10.8
DRA: 40

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The Pot That Juan Built

By Andrews-Goebel

Illustrated by Diaz

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 6.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1150L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Twenty-two Cents

By Yoo

Illustrated by Akib

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 6.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1010L
SRC: 8.6
DRA: 50

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Under the Mesquite

By McCall

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 5.7 - 3.0
Lexile Level: 990L
SRC: 8.4
DRA: 60

HC: $17.95
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¡Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends

By Winter

Photographed by Winter

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.6 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1020L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Amazon Basin

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 780L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Down Under

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 740L
SRC: 4.9
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Far North

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 830L
SRC: 4.9
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Frozen Land

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 880L
SRC: 4.9
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Mongolia

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 910L
SRC: 4.9
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Sahara

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 820L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings

By Mora

Illustrated by Lopez

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 6
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD970L
SRC: 6.6
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $65.70
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Prairie Dog Song

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD1050L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 6.2 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 960L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Tofu Quilt

By Russell

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 970L
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $65.70