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Wings, Katherine, Hengel

Wings

Authors: Katherine, Hengel
Genres: Realistic Fiction
Topics: Community, Monsters, Mythical Creatures & Ghosts, Sports, School Life, African American History/Interest
Series: District 13
Lexile: 150
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Grade: 6 - 12
ISBN: 9781602919501
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 54
Synopsis: Themes: Hi-Lo, Sports, urban teens, Baseball. Angel never forgot a batter's swing. Angel watched the pitch. Crack! The ball flew into the night sky. Angel called it right away. "I've got it," he thought. He felt connected to it. He had a way of judging fly balls. Coach Benson said he "had a gift." 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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