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Books in Thorndike Large Print Literacy Bridge Series 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 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"--
  • Salt To The Sea

    Ruta Sepetys

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Aug. 3, 2016)
    "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--
  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Paperback (Thorndike Press Large Print, Jan. 3, 2018)
  • Holes

    Louis Sachar

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Aug. 2, 2017)
    "Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge"--Verso.
  • The Fault In Our Stars

    John Green

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, July 5, 2012)
    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
  • 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 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"--
  • With the Fire on High

    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Library Binding (Thorndike Striving Reader, Dec. 25, 2019)
    Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago�s life has been about making the tough decisions � doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it�s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Sept. 6, 2017)
    In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
  • Wishtree

    Katherine Applegate

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Feb. 7, 2018)
    A New York Times BestsellerA Publishers Weekly BestsellerAn Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List “Top Pickâ€? TitleRed is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtreeâ€? ― people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows^ this “wishtreeâ€? watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming^ and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Funny^ deep^ warm^ and nuanced^ Wishtree is Katherine Applegate at her very best^ writing from the heart.
  • Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

    Ransom Riggs

    Paperback (Thorndike Press, Aug. 1, 2012)
    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.