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I just checked the summer required reading lists. There is one which is an optional choice on the going into 8th grade reading list: THREE CUPS OF TEA. It’s the young reader’s edition of the book by Greg Mortensen about building schools in Pakistan. Also on that list are ANNE FRANK: DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL and MAUS I by Art Spiegelman. MAUS is the graphic book I mentioned, but it is the story of Spiegelman’s father, so I think it’s considered non-fic.I just got an order of books and there are some good non-fic there. Here are a few good biogs that I’ve bought in the last year or so: GOOD BROTHER, BAD BROTHER: THE Story of Edwin Booth & John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin, SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClafferty, THE TROUBLE BEGINS AT 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman, THE WRIGHT SISTER: Catharine Wright and Her Famous Brothers BY Richard Maurer. That’s it for now! Dot, Middle School Librarian, Schmitt Library, Saint Andrew's School, Boca Raton, FL

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