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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

An award-winning, big-hearted time capsule of one class’s poems during a transformative school year. 

“Entertaining . . . Shovan skillfully employs different poetic forms and styles…Characters… will inspire readers as they find the courage to save their school and make their voices heard, both as a united front and as capable, valuable individuals.” —Publishers Weekly

Click here for the free educator’s guide.


 

Takedown

Discover what happens when one girl wants to break barriers in a sport dominated by boys in this exciting and thoughtful novel by the author of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

“As the chapters alternate between the characters’ perspectives, readers will quickly become invested, particularly when the tweens’ goals eventually merge and they discover that a true wrestler is anyone with the courage to step on the mat.” —Booklist

“Mikayla and Lev are winners.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

Takedown Educator’s Guide


A Place at the Table

A timely, accessible, and beautifully written story exploring themes of food, friendship, family and what it means to belong, featuring sixth graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl taking a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara’s mom.

“This thoughtful and thought-provoking book is a delicious tale of friendship, food, and family.” —Karina Yan Glaser, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanderbeeker series
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“I would love to sit at a table with Sara and Elizabeth: two entirely believable characters and a lot of delicious food for thought.” —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water.
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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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