I am linking up of the May edition of "What Are You Reading?" at Focused on Fifth. I have a really great recommendation this month. I just barely finished reading A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen.
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Set in the 1960's when the Berlin Wall went up, twelve-year old Gerta finds her family trapped on both sides of the wall. This very engaging story had my students begging for more. I just finished this as a whole class read aloud and they LOVED it. They couldn't believe this really happened and the fact that I was in college when the wall came down was nothing short of shocking to them. This is a fabulous story that is going to be on my reading list year after year. To give you an idea of how much they loved it, one of my students is taking a survey of which book everyone liked best - Wonder or A Night Divided - and it's a tie.
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