Newly released titles in the Good Reads series –
Listen! by Frances Itani.
Liz invites her sister, Roma, and two friends to dinner. The four women have something important in common: they are hearing daughters of deaf parents. Each woman brings an old family picture to the table. Each tells a story about her picture. Roma has always felt alone and different. By the end of the evening, Roma knows she is not alone. She and the other women learn that growing up with deaf parents has given them rare and special gifts. Readability: Grade 2.
Coyote’s song by Gail Anderson-Dargatz.
Sara used to be a back-up singer in a band. She left her singing career to raise a family. She is content with being a stay-at-home mom. Then, one Saturday, Sara and her family go to an outdoor music festival. Sara’s world changes. Reading level: Grade 2.
Tribb’s troubles by Trevor Cole.
Tribb has always been a thinker, not a doer. But he needs to do something about the mice in his house, and fast. Linda, his wife, hates those mice. If only Tribb could get rid of the nasty little things. Then Linda might be happy again. Maybe even fall in love with him again. Tribb has his troubles, all right. Mouse trouble. Marriage trouble. In the end, though, Tribb solves his problems. Or does he? Reading level: Grade 2,3.
The break-in by Tish Cohen.
Marcus and Alex have two things in common – they each have a broken heart and a plan. Marcus wants to win back his girlfriend. He is ready to stage a break-in for her. Eleven-year-old Alex wants to find his father’s killer. He has a gun and may be ready to use it. When Marcus and Alex cross paths, they make a mess. But in a strange way, they also begin to understand each other. The Break-In is a funny story about finding brotherhood in dark times. Reading level: Grade 2, 3.