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Nonfiction Summer Reading List from P.S. 174

Students in Marie Russell’s 6th grade class at P.S. 174 in Queens put together this summer reading list of nonfiction books in response to my post about the absence of nonfiction books on lists (see May 30, 2009). Marie e-mailed it to me with this message: “As promised, here is a list that my students put together of titles they recommend. We also read as a class the following and even though they weren’t that eager to read them, in the end they rated them very highly. Of Beetles and Angels by Mawi Asgedom, Dave Berger, eds. and Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of the Shakleton Expedition by Jennifer Armstrong. All of these books were part of a grant that our school library received and we were the first class to look at the books.” Click on the list for a larger image. Thank you to Marie Russell and her terrific students!

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