Persistence and Determination Collection - PERSISTENCE

Award-winning stories about real-life individuals and fictional characters who have demonstrated perseverence and great determination in the face of opposition and difficulty. 

Persistence and Determination Collection (49 Books): $637.55

Persistence
Themes

Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Heroism, Discrimination, Leadership, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Protest, Courage, Tolerance/Acceptance

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

By Bruchac

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 5.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 44

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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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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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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Shining Star

By Yoo

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 6.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 970L
SRC: 7.6
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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

HC: $17.95
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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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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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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

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

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Teacher's Guide | 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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Knockin' On Wood

By Barasch

Illustrated by Barasch

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 4.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD880L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Baseball Saved Us

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide

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

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD550L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 34

PB: $9.95
HC: $17.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $59.70
Medium_large

Brothers in Hope

By Williams

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 4.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 670L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 44

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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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In Her Hands

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Bereal

Teacher's Guide

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

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

PB: $10.95
HC: $19.95
6PK: $65.70
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Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

By Miller

Photographed by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 540L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $59.70
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Catching the Moon

By Hubbard

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide

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

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

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Louis Sockalexis

By Wise

Illustrated by Farnsworth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD920L
SRC: 5.6
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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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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A Song For Cambodia

By Lord

Illustrated by Arihara

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 5.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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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Yasmin's Hammer

By Malaspina

Illustrated by Chayka

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD670L
SRC: 2.4
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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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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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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The Bus Ride

By Miller

Illustrated by Ward

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 540L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 34

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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Paul Robeson

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.1 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 810L
SRC: 5.3
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Aani and the Tree Huggers

By Atkins

Illustrated by Pinto

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 650L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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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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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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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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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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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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Crazy Horse's Vision

By Bruchac

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 600L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Love Twelve Miles Long

By Armand

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD530L
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Buffalo Song

By Bruchac

Illustrated by Farnsworth

Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 4.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
HC: $18.95
6PK: $59.70
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Seven Miles to Freedom

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Smith

Teacher's Guide

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

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Three Lucys

By Charara

Illustrated by Kahn

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 38

HC: $18.95
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In the Time of the Drums

By Siegelson

Illustrated by Pinkney

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 4.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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As Fast As Words Could Fly

By Tuck

Illustrated by Velasquez

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD700L
SRC: 4.1
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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Calling the Water Drum

By Redding

Illustrated by Boyd

Teacher's Guide

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

Lexile Level: 550L
DRA: 38

HC: $17.95
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Hiromi's Hands

By Barasch

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 38

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Honda

By Weston

Illustrated by Yamasaki

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

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

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

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Secret to Freedom

By Vaughan

Illustrated by Johnson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 650L
SRC: 3.2
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

By Schoettler

Illustrated by Lanan

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

HC: $17.95
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Hammering for Freedom

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Holyfield

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 28

DRA: 44

HC: $17.95