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CRC Reads: November 2020

Visit this site to see recent additions to the Curriculum Resource Center that we highly recommend.

Picture Books and Early Readers

Above the Rim by Jen Bryant

Above the Rim

The true story of basketball great Elgin Baylor and his resistance to the racist laws preventing him from playing the sport. 

The Truth About Butterflies by Maxwell Eaton III

The Truth about Butterflies

This guide to the majestic butterfly walks you through its unique lifecycle and offers anything you ever wanted to know about the colorful insect.

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

We Are Water Protectors

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.

Middle Grade

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words

After an unspeakable act of  violence, Della and her sister Suki begin the healing process while staying with their prickly foster mother. 

Everything Sad Is Untrue

Iranian refugee Daniel Nayeri tells his class the twisty, turny story of his family's history. 

All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

All Thirteen: the Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

Examines the cave rescue of the twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach in northern Thailand.

Young Adult

Flamer by Mike Curato


Aidan navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias, a boy he can't stop thinking about, while at summer camp.


A Lipan Apache teen investigates the suspicious death of her cousin, navigating an alternate world where magic has changed virtually every aspect of life. 

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Punching the Air

A teen who is wrongfully incarcerated works through the injustice of his imprisonment through art and poetry.