All About the Books

Here at the Global Read Aloud, I know that it is all about the books.  It is all about those read alouds that we share that make our classrooms go quiet, that make the students beg for one more page, for the satisfaction and sadness that comes from finishing a read aloud.  I take books very seriously and finding the books for the GRA is something I hold very dear.

If you are an author and want to submit your own book, go here.

If you are a reader and want to submit an idea for a book, go here.

To see the past books that have been chosen, go here.

To see how books are chosen, go here.

To see past and current contenders, go here.

13 thoughts on “All About the Books

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    • Yes, I would. There is a French Read Aloud as well and I know that there are teachers who use Spanish versions of the books as well.

    • I am a Spanish teacher in a middle school and we read a ton of novels mostly by Carol Gaab or Kristy Placido or Mira Canion as they are all written for level 1-2 Spanish students. I think it would be cool to have conversations with other schools. For instance, with 8th grade I read Esperanza about a Guatemalan family that has to seek political asylum in US. In 9th grade I am starting with Felipe Alou – the biography of the first Latin American baseball player to come to US and all the discrimination he faced in US during 1950’s after leaving the political oppression of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. I think either would make a really great group read.

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  3. Here are a few ideas for the read aloud.
    1) Absolutely Almost By Lisa Graff
    2) The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristen Levine
    3) The Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine
    4) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
    5) How To Steal A Dog by Barbara O’Conner

    Also, at my school, we are having a fundraiser for Water for South Sudan. It was inspired by Salva Dut and a book called ‘A Long Walk to Water’ and I hear that that is a GRA option!!!

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