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    Global Reading Challenge 2019

    North Beach 4th & 5th Graders are invited to participate in this year's Global Reading Challenge!!

    GRC Mission:
    To encourage reading as a fun and recreational activity that allows 4th & 5th grade students of all reading abilities to engage in the sport of reading. This citywide program is a collaborative effort between the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Schools.

    GRC Goals:
    To ensure the participation of children with lower reading scores throughout the city.
    To foster teamwork and cooperative thinking.
    To build strong relationships between the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Schools.
    To share quality children's literature with the participants that represents a diversity of experiences at a variety of reading levels.

                    2019 Global Reading Challenge Titles:

    Title:                                                                                        Author:

    Ghost                                                                                 Jason Reynolds
    Pelé: King of Soccer                                                          Eddy Simon
    Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer     Kelly Jones
    The First Rule of Punk                                                      Celia Pérez
    Power Forward                                                                Hena Khan
    The PS Brothers                                                              Maribeth Boelts
    How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story  Tim Tingle
    The Red Pencil                                                                Andrea Davis Pinkney
    Fish in a Tree                                                                  Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    The War that Saved My Life                                           Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    All books will be provided by the Seattle Public Library. The GRC books will be distributed to students at school, however, any student interested in getting a 'head start', is welcome to visit their local library to check out one (or two...) of the book choices. Additionally, feel free to visit our partner librarian, Louisa Storia, at the Broadview Library location. She assured us that she will always have extra copies for our North Beach students!

    If you have any questions, kindly contact Luci Bakker, North Beach Librarian

    Happy Reading!

    Luci Bakker
    North Beach Elementary