Did you recently finish a great book and are you eager to start the next? Here are two great picks to keep you on a reading roll.
Start with Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, and then give Chloe in India by Kate Darnton a try. These two realistic fiction stories are very similar because they are both about bullying and making friends in new places. What I loved the most about each book is that the reader will discover how friendship is a language that translates so easily, no matter where a person is in the world.
(Recommended for grades 4-6)
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL. Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in. Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common – but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.
THEN READ THIS…
Chloe in India by Kate Darnton
Though they’re divided by class, language, appearance—you name it—Chloe and Lakshmi have a lot in common. Both girls are new to Class Five at Premium Academy in New Delhi, India, and neither seems to fit in. But they soon discover how extraordinary an ordinary friendship can be and how celebrating our individuality can change the world.