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From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, “Casey at the Bat” to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and ...
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, “Casey at the Bat” to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and Pete Hamill; excerpts from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and “Rikki-tikki-tavi”; autobiographical sketches by Maya Angelou, Moss Hart, and others, highlighting the importance of reading in their lives; and much more. With selections representing many different cultures, genres, writing styles, and interests, Read All About It! is a wonderful introduction to the riches of literature and to a lifetime of reading.
Presents a collection of fictional stories, autobiographical pieces, and newspaper columns, arranged for reading aloud.
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli Aunt Millicent, by Mary Steele Broken Chain, by Gary Soto Four Miles to Pinecone, by Jon Hassler Miracle at Clement's Pond, by Patricia Pendergraft Object Lesson, by Ellery Queen To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Thank You, Ma'am, by Langston Hughes
A Blue-Eyed Daisy, by Cynthia Rylant A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood, by Willie Morris Incident at Hawk's Hill, by Allan Eckert
When the Tripods Came, by John Christopher The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, by Roald Dahl
Rikki-tikki-tavi, by Rudyard Kipling Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle Joseph: His Dream, by Walter de la Mare
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer Casey's Revenge, by Grantland Rice The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service
Fear, by Rhys Davies Who's Afraid?, by Philippa Pierce The Elevator, by William Sleator The Night Watchman, by David Braly The Ravine, by Ray Bradbury
Out to the Ball Game
The Andy Strasberg Story, as told to Mike Bryan Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth - Right Off the Bat, by Jim Trelease
Mapping Escape Routes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass Act One, by Moss Hart All the Strange Hours, by Loren Eiseley Alexander Dolgun's Story, by Alexander Dolgun with Patrick Watson I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
The December Rose, by Leon Garfield Sarah Bishop, by Scott O'Dell North to Freedom, by Anne Holm The Iceberg Hermit, by Arthur Roth The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders Wrong Mom? Tough!, by Mike Royko Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle, by Jim Bishop He Was No Bum, by Bob Greene The Yellow Hankerchief, by Pete Hamill I've Got Your Number, by Robe Imbriano Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings, by Craig Nelsen
Nonfiction as Literature
Helping Hands, by Brent Ashabranner In the Pantry, by Charles Panati Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Lesson, by Christopher de Vinck Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen
Those Three Wishes, by Judith Gorog It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway, by Paul Deutschman
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