Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6 - NF-BIO-MEM-3-6

This collection includes biography and memoir books for on-grade level readers, at Guided Reading Levels N-Y. These are sure to engage with a range of high-interest topics and complexity to meet all students' needs. With these books, students can explore a variety of content to discover and develop their interests.

Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6 (68 Books): $851.65

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Themes

Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Overcoming Obstacles, Multiethnic interest, Dreams & Aspirations, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Biography/Memoir, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Courage

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

By Lee-Tai

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD730L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Bowman's Store

By Bruchac

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 12
Intervention: 32

AR Level: 5.8 - 14.0
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 60

PB: $12.95
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A Movie in My Pillow / Una película en mi almohada

By Argueta

Illustrated by Gómez

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Catching the Moon

By Hubbard

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Cool Melons— Turn to Frogs! The Life and Poems of Issa

By Gollub

Illustrated by Stone

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD860L
SRC: 4.6
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Crazy Horse's Vision

By Bruchac

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 600L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Family Pictures / Cuadros de familia

By Garza

Illustrated by Garza

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD660L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Frederick Douglass

By Miller

Illustrated by Lucas

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD650L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Going Back Home

By Igus

Illustrated by Wood

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD900L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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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Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Issa

Illustrated by Dawson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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I and I Bob Marley

By Medina

Illustrated by Watson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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In My Family / En mi familia

By Garza

Illustrated by Garza

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 830L
SRC: 3.9
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

By Bruchac

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.2
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: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 950L
SRC: 5.8
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Just Like Me

By Artists

Illustrated by Artists

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 4.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD900L
SRC: 3.9
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Honoring Our Ancestors

By Rohmer

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 860L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Knockin' On Wood

By Barasch

Illustrated by Barasch

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 4.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD880L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Louis Sockalexis

By Wise

Illustrated by Farnsworth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD920L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Love to Langston

By Medina

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Magic Windows / Ventanas mágicas

By Garza

Illustrated by Garza

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 5.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD810L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de aqui hasta allá

By Pérez

Illustrated by Gonzalez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 30

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My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito

By Pérez

Illustrated by Gonzalez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
DRA: 24

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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On My Block

By Artists

Illustrated by Artists

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 26

Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Paul Robeson

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.1 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 810L
SRC: 5.3
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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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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Ray Charles

By Mathis

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.3 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Richard Wright and the Library Card

By Miller

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Seven Miles to Freedom

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Smith

Teacher's Guide

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

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds

By Yoo

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD880L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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 Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos

By González

Illustrated by Delacre

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 730L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Upside Down Boy / El niño de cabeza

By Herrera

Illustrated by Gómez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD560L
SRC: 2.9
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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This Land Is My Land

By Littlechild

Illustrated by Littlechild

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Where Fireflies Dance / Ahi, donde bailan las luciérnagas

By Corpi

Illustrated by Reisberg

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 2
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 3.9
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Calling the Doves / El canto de las palomas

By Herrera

Illustrated by Simmons

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD910L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

By Taylor

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD910L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Passage to Freedom

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD610L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $59.70
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¡Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends

By Winter

Photographed by Winter

Teacher's Guide

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

AR Level: 5.6 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1020L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

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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Rattlesnake Mesa

By Weber

Photographed by Renkun

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 12
Intervention: 30

Lexile Level: 760L
DRA: 60

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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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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Russell-Brown

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD780L
DRA: 40

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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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Silent Star

By Wise

Illustrated by Gustavson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Armand

Illustrated by Cooper

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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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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In Her Hands

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Bereal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.6 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 630L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

HC: $19.95
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Tiny Stitches

By Hooks

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 920L
DRA: 44

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Etched in Clay

By Cheng

Illustrated by Cheng

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 44

PB: $12.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $77.70
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Baby Flo

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 640L
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 38

HC: $18.95
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It Jes’ Happened

By Tate

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 4.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 830L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 40

HC: $17.95
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Seeds of Change

By Johnson

Illustrated by Sadler

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 4.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 820L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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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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The East-West House

By Hale

Illustrated by Hale

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD760L
SRC: 3.6
DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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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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Hiromi's Hands

By Barasch

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Be Water, My Friend

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Honda

By Weston

Illustrated by Yamasaki

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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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Step Right Up

By Bowman

Illustrated by Minter

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 910L
DRA: 40

HC: $19.95
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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
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Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad

By Otheguy

Illustrated by Vidal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 27

Lexile Level: 1000L
DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!

By Loney

Illustrated by Mallett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 27

Lexile Level: 970L
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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Midnight Teacher

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Ladd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 29

DRA: 50

HC: $18.95
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Confucius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 32

DRA: 60

HC: $21.00
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The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 7
Intervention: 30

DRA: 60

PB: $8.95