Line Up, Alex, Kuskowski

Line Up

Authors: Alex, Kuskowski

Genres: Realistic Fiction

Topics: Teen Topics, Friendship, Sports

Lexile: 110

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing

Grade: 6 - 12

ISBN: 9781602919495

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis: Themes: Hi-Lo, Sports, urban teens, Track, Running. Jamal ran around the hurdles. Daniel wanted to jump them. Hurdles are smaller than trash cans. He cleared one. Then another. Then another. Line up. Jump. Clear. Just like basketball. But easier. Jamal won. But it was okay. Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions.

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