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It’s time for the Ridley School District’s annual community reading project, READ GREEN (Great Reading Enriches Every Neighborhood)! This year’s theme is CHALLENGE ME, and four books have been chosen that represent this theme for elementary, middle, and high school readers:

UnbrokenColin Gets a Chance by Brian A. Beale (Primary Grades)

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Intermediate Grades)

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Middle School)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (HIgh School)

Unbroken is a mesmerizing biography of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II bombardier whose plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean in May of 1943. The young airman was stranded, alone, amidst thousands of miles of open ocean. And his ordeal was just beginning …

For a closer look at Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, check out this brief video:

Participating in READ GREEN 2013 couldn’t be easier. We have copies aplenty in the library, including an audiobook edition of Unbroken, so stop by today to check one out!


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