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Books in The Literacy Bridge - Large Print series

  • Wonder

    R. J. Palacio

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press, April 5, 2013)
    "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. "August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder "From the Hardcover edition."
  • The Troll Queen

    John Vornholt

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, May 14, 2004)
    Having freed the trolls of Dismal Swamp from the tyranny of Stygius Rex, the reluctant troll leader, Rollo, has left the swamp on a bittersweet mission: He plans to return his little friend Clipper to her people in the Forbidden Forest. It's a dangerous trip, but he is determined to go. Ludicra, the troll who now finds Rollo worthy of her attention, is convinced he needs her help. Available only in The Literacy Bridge 5.
  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Paperback (Thorndike Press Large Print, Jan. 3, 2018)
  • The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Dragon Rider

    Cornelia Funke

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Feb. 2, 2005)
    Translated by Anthea BellA New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author of The Thief Lord and Inkheart. Firedrake, Ben, and their furry friend, Sorrel, are in search of the mythical place where dragons can live in peace forever. On their journey, they will discover allies in odd places, courage they didn't know they had, and a hidden destiny that changes everything.
  • The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Al Capone Does My Shirts

    Gennifer Choldenko

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 8, 2005)
    A New York Times Bestseller A Junior Library Guild Selection A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection When Moose's family moves to Alcatraz Island so his father can work as a guard and his sister can attend a special school in San Francisco, he has to leave his friends and his winning baseball team behind. But it's worth it, right? If his sister, Natalie, can get help, maybe his family will finally be normal.
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

    Kelly Barnhill

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, July 5, 2017)
    "An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her"--
  • The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Johnny Tremain

    Esther Forbes

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 2, 2004)
    Illustrated by Michael McCurdy Winner of the 1943 Newbery Medal, Johnny Tremain is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. As compelling today as it was fifty years ago, this riveting novel takes readers through the defining events leading up to the Revolutionary War as seen through the eyes of a boy who turns in his smithing tools for a rifle and the fight for the liberty of America.
  • Milkweed: A Novel

    Jerry Spinelli

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 16, 2003)
    A New York Times Bestselling Author A Newbery Award-winning Author He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw, who steals food for himself and the orphans, and who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He wants to be a Nazi someday, with tall, shiny jackboots and a gleaming eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. For ages 10 and up.
  • The House on Mango Street

    Sandra Cisneros

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, May 29, 2019)
    "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest--an important milestone in a storied career"--
  • Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition

    Margot Lee Shetterly

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Dec. 6, 2017)
    A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorThis young readers' edition of Shetterly's #1 New York Times bestseller tells the powerful story of African-American mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, whose work in a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
  • The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Rifles For Watie

    Harold Keith

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Sept. 20, 2004)
    Winner of the Newbery Medal An ALA Notable Children's Book Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Just sixteen, Jefferson Davis Bussey can't wait to leave his Kansas farm and defend the Union against Colonel Watie, leader of the dreaded Cherokee Indian rebels. But - exhausted, starved, and scared - he soon learns that there's more to war than honor and glory. And when he is sent to infiltrate the enemy camp as a spy, Jeff makes his most important discovery of all: The rebels are just men - and boys - like him. Available only in The Literacy Bridge 5.
  • This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Feb. 2, 2004)
    A New York Times Bestselling Author In a story muscled with truth and imagination, Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002) recounts the epoch-making 1803 expedition of Lewis and Clark through the words of a young man. Finding foes and friends among Natives, surviving sickness and hunger, choosing between a woman and the life he left behind, George Shannon grows up as the corps forges a way west.