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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 600

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Pages: 228

5th Grade

Wonderstruck: a Novel in Words and Pictures

Wonderstruck: a Novel in Words and Pictures
Author: Brian Selznick
Grade(s): 4
Lexile: 830

Relates the stories of twelve-year-old Ben, who loses his mother and his hearing in a short time frame and decides to leave his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he has never known in New York City; and Rose, who lives with her father but feels compelled to search for what is missing in her life. 12 more words

4th Grade

How Losing It All Helped Me Find Myself

The best things in life aren’t things, they’re people and moments and the feelings you get when everything is beauty and chaos at the same time. 752 more words

More Steps Along This Writer's Road

Writing a novel is like performing a song for a huge audience. Knowing you can never take it back. Once it’s out there, it’s out there, and no matter what you wish you could change, you can’t. 733 more words


Unchain My Child and Let Her Go

Fifteen months is a long time to be tethered to an IV pump, even for a recurrence of cancer. But cancer and chemotherapy are only two of many situations that can ensnare lives today. 1,208 more words

Facing Fears

Peace not Stress

Life has a tendency to get hectic, busy, and sometimes chaotic.  Somehow we manage to pull it together and sparkle through the haze.  Other or often times we go through life in a daze.   219 more words

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Spring Series May 19 - June 23

The Spring Series of classes will run from May 19th to June 23rd. The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. 102 more words