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Project READ - FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART

RILINK has received a $11,950 LSTA grant from OLIS for Project Read - FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART to

  • provide online access to eBooks with read-aloud functionality and digital audio books for K-12 students who have limited reading skills or are reluctant readers and do not qualify for materials and services to the blind and physically handicapped
  • encourage parents, grandparents, teachers and other community members to share the reading experience
  • make connections to books that can be read, shared and discussed by members of both groups through the use of social media, online library collections and classroom connections.

 

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Servicesusing funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Click here to see the list of the audio books purchased for Project READ.  You will not be able to open these audio books from this link.  If your school has uploaded the MARC records for these titles, you can log in at ricat.net and search for the title that you are interested in.

Here is another way for you, your students and teachers to access the Project READ audio books:   Go to https://rilink.mackinvia.com, where you can log in with your Destiny username and password.  Once you are logged in, you get access to the Project READ audiobooks that Mackin has set up for your site (see which titles were set up for your school below), plus any other items that are in the public domain at Mackin VIA and any other items that your site has purchased from Mackin. 

You can also read, checkout and download the Project READ titles on your phone.

Here are the MARC files to upload in order to add the audio books to your Follett Destiny catalog:

Project READ audio books set up for each site:

Cust# School  Name Type Product packages District
9104 A B Hennessey School Elementary (K-5) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
63527 Agnes E Little Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54369 Anna M McCabe Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SMITHFIELD RI
54293 Arlington Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54311 Ashton Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CUMBERLAND RI
54269 Austin T Levy Elementary Pre-School (Pre K - 1) ES BURRILLVILLE RI
40528 B F Norton School Elementary (K-6) ES CUMBERLAND RI
6179 BAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
54261 Barrington High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS BARRINGTON RI
26402 BARRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (6-8) ES, MS, HS BARRINGTON RI
54327 Bay View Academy Elementary-Senior (K-12) ES, MS, HS RIVERSIDE RI PRV
54343 Birchwood Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
54280 Blackrock Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES COVENTRY RI
54341 Block Island School Elementary-Senior (K-12) ES, MS, HS NEW SHOREHAM RI
54376 Broad Rock Middle School Elementary (K-6) ES SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
54270 Burrillville High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS BURRILLVILLE RI
54271 Burrillville Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS BURRILLVILLE RI
15392 Calcutt Middle School Middle (6-8) ES, MS, HS CENTRAL FALLS RI
45494 Captain Isaac Paine Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES FOSTER-GLOCESTER RI
3145 Cedar Hill School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
8058 Central Falls High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CENTRAL FALLS RI
54344 Centredale Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
45611 Chariho High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CHARIHO RI
4453 CHARIHO MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS CHARIHO RI
54356 Charles E Shae High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS PAWTUCKET RI
54362 Clayville Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SCITUATE RI
10529 COLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (7-8) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI
46052 Colt Andrews Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES BRISTOL WARREN RI
54312 Community Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CUMBERLAND RI
54281 Coventry High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS COVENTRY RI
42452 Cranston High School East Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
54296 Cranston High School West Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
46237 Cumberland High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CUMBERLAND RI
54377 Curtis Corner Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
17537 Curvin McCabe Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54297 Daniel D Waterman Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
57873 Davisville Middle School MIDDLE ES, MS, HS NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
3038 Deering Middle School Middle (6-8) ES, MS, HS WEST WARWICK RI
66736 Dr Harry L Halliwell Memorial School Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH SMITHFIELD RI
54391 Dunns Corner Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES WESTERLY RI
3452 Dutemple Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54316 East Greenwich High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI
13186 East Providence High School Junior-Senior High (7-12) ES, MS, HS EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54298 Eden Park Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54299 Edgewood Highland Elemenary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54320 Edward R Martin Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54300 Edward S Rhodes Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
13484 Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary Elementary (K-5) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54278 Ella Risk Elementary Elementary (1-4) ES CENTRAL FALLS RI
54321 Emma G Whiteknact Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
46528 EWG Junior/Senior High School Junior-Senior High (7-12) ES, MS, HS EXETER-WEST GREENWICH RI
63525 Fallon Memorial Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
66740 Family Literacy Center Elementary-Senior (K-12) ES, MS, HS LINCOLN RI
54282 Feinstein Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS COVENTRY RI
66721 Fishing Cove Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
24166 Flora S Curtis Elementary Elementary (PK-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54360 Fogarty Memorial Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES FOSTER-GLOCESTER RI
66722 Forest Park Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
54380 Fort Barton Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES TIVERTON RI
63528 Francis Varieur Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
11903 FRENCHTOWN SCHOOL Elementary (K-3) ES EAST GREENWICH RI
54291 Garden City Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54313 Gavin Memorial Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CUMBERLAND RI
54292 George J Peters Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54318 George R Hanford Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST GREENWICH RI
54301 Gladstone Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54302 Glen Hills Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
45388 Greenbush Elementary Elementary (K-4) ES WEST WARWICK RI
3142 GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
66731 Greystone Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
8656 Guiteras Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES BRISTOL WARREN RI
66724 Hamilton Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
54262 Hampden Meadows School Elementary (K-6) ES BARRINGTON RI
2885 Hathaway School Elementary (K-3) ES PORTSMOUTH RI
63529 Henry J Winters Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
3140 Holliman School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
54363 Hope Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SCITUATE RI
54303 Hope Highlands Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54283 Hopkins Hill Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES COVENTRY RI
3139 Hoxsie School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
10112 HUGH COLE ELEMENTARY Elementary (PreK-3) ES BRISTOL WARREN RI
54317 James H Eldredge Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST GREENWICH RI
54322 James R D Oldham Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54389 John F Horgan Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES WEST WARWICK RI
54314 John J McLaughlin Cumberland Hill Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CUMBERLAND RI
54335 Johnston High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS JOHNSTON RI
54353 Joseph Jenks Junior High School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS PAWTUCKET RI
54323 Kent Heights Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
5203 Kickemuit Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS BRISTOL WARREN RI
54328 La Salle Academy Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI PRV
34414 Lawn Avenue School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS JAMESTOWN RI
66746 Lincoln Central Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES LINCOLN RI
66748 Lincoln High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS LINCOLN RI
66749 Lincoln Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS LINCOLN RI
3083 LIPPITT ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
66750 Lonsdale Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES LINCOLN RI
55458 LYMAN B GOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS PAWTUCKET RI
55471 M VIRGINIA CUNNINGHAM ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54373 Matunuck Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
21337 McCourt Middle School Middle (6-8) ES, MS, HS CUMBERLAND RI
54319 Meadowbrook Farms Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST GREENWICH RI
27633 MEETING STREET SCHOOL Elementary-Senior (PK-12) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI PRV
54334 Melrose Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES JAMESTROWN RI
39022 Melville School Elementary (K-3) ES PORTSMOUTH RI
54330 Mercymount County Day School Pre-School-Middle (PS-8) ES, MS CUMBERLAND RI PRV
46527 METCALF SCHOOL Elementary (K-6) ES EXETER-WEST GREENWICH RI
43185 MOUNT ST CHARLES ACADEMY Junior-Senior High (7-12) ES, MS, HS WOONSOCKET RI PRV
5326 MT HOPE HIGH SCHOOL Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS BRISTOL WARREN RI
2636 Myron J Francis Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54339 Narragansett Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NARRAGANSETT RI
42171 Narragansett High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS NARRAGANSETT RI
54340 Narragansett Pier Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NARRAGANSETT RI
63526 Nathaniel Greene Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54263 Nayatt School Elementary-Junior (K-3) ES BARRINGTON RI
54336 Nicholas A Ferri Middle School Middle (6-8) ES, MS, HS JOHNSTON RI
54315 North Cumberland Middle School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS CUMBERLAND RI
21979 North Kingstown High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
54350 North Providence High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
54366 North Scituate Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SCITUATE RI
66733 North Smithfield Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH SMITHFIELD RI
66734 North Smithfield High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS NORTH SMITHFIELD RI
66735 North Smithfield Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NORTH SMITHFIELD RI
62878 Northern Lincoln Elementary Elementary (K-5) ES LINCOLN RI
3138 Norwood School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
54304 Oak Lawn Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
3137 Oakland Beach School Elementary (PK-6) ES WARWICK RI
40842 Old County Road School Elementary (K-6) ES SMITHFIELD RI
54305 Orchard Farms Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54324 Orlo Avenue Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54331 Our Lady of Mercy Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI PRV
3136 Park Elementary School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
42451 Park View Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
54904 Paul Cuffee Lower School Elementary (K-6) ES PROVIDENCE RI CHR
50700 Paul Cuffee Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI CHR
46763 Paul Cuffee Upper School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI CHR
39016 Peace Dale Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
54342 Pell Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NEWPORT RI
13210 PILGRIM HIGH SCHOOL Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS WARWICK RI
54382 Pocasset Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES TIVERTON RI
54358 Ponaganset High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS FOSTER-GLOCESTER RI
45505 Ponaganset Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS FOSTER-GLOCESTER RI
30952 PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS PORTSMOUTH RI
33329 PORTSMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (4-8) ES, MS, HS PORTSMOUTH RI
54354 POTTER BURNS ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-6) ES PAWTUCKET RI
54264 Primrose Hill School Elementary (Pre K-3) ES BARRINGTON RI
57875 Quidnesset Elementary ELEMENTARY ES NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
7194 R C LaPerche School Elementary (K-6) ES SMITHFIELD RI
54386 Ranger Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES TIVERTON RI
66737 Rhode Island School for the Deaf Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS STATE RI
66739 Rhode Island Training School Correctional ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
54345 Ricci Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
54325 Riverside Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS EAST PROVIDENCE RI
54279 Robertson Elementary Elementary (K) ES CENTRAL FALLS RI
3146 ROBERTSON SCHOOL Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
25114 ROCKWELL ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-5) ES BRISTOL WARREN RI
39428 Rocky Hill School - Lower School Elementary (K-5) ES EAST GREENWICH RI PRV
39427 Rocky Hill School - Middle School Middle School (6-8) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI PRV
18420 Rocky Hill School - Upper School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI PRV
30791 ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS NEWPORT RI
61148 Samuel Slater Junior High Junior High (7-9) ES, MS, HS PAWTUCKET RI
54332 San Miguel School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI PRV
66751 Saylesville Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES LINCOLN RI
54367 Scituate Middle Senior High School Middle-Senior (5-12) ES, MS, HS SCITUATE RI
3147 Scott School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
3148 Sherman School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
54326 Silver Spring Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
40608 Smithfield High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS SMITHFIELD RI
54374 South Kingstown High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
54267 Sowams Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES BARRINGTON RI
54393 Springbrook Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES WESTERLY RI
3950 St Andrews School Middle-Senior (6-12) ES, MS, HS BARRINGTON RI PRV
54333 St Lukes School Elementary-Middle (K-8) ES, MS BARRINGTON RI PRV
66720 St Mary Academy Bay View Elementary-Senior (K-12) ES, MS, HS EAST GREENWICH RI PRV
63535 St Patrick Academy Elementary-Senior (K-12) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI PRV
54306 Stadium Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
54394 State Street Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES WESTERLY RI
54272 Steere Farm Elementary Elementary (2-5) ES BURRILLVILLE RI
54307 Stone Hill Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
66729 Stony Lane Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
40339 THOMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NEWPORT RI
54406 Tiogue Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES COVENTRY RI
54383 Tiverton High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS TIVERTON RI
54384 Tiverton Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS TIVERTON RI
3447 TOLL GATE HIGH SCHOOL Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS WARWICK RI
26517 Tolman High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS PAWTUCKET RI
15782 Urban Collaborative ACC Program Junior High (7-9) ES, MS, HS PROVIDENCE RI PRV
15393 VETERANS MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Elementary (1-5) ES CENTRAL FALLS RI
54370 Vincent J Gallagher Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS SMITHFIELD RI
44206 WADDINGTON ELEMENTARY Elementary (K-5) ES EAST PROVIDENCE RI
17847 Wakefield Elementary Elementary (K-5) ES SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
54392 Wakefield Hills Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES WEST WARWICK RI
3097 Warwick Neck School Elementary (K-6) ES WARWICK RI
2198 WARWICK VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle School ES, MS, HS WARWICK RI
54284 Washington Oak Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES COVENTRY RI
46530 Wawaloam School Elementary (K-6) ES EXETER-WEST GREENWICH RI
2599 West Bay Christian Academy Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NORTH KINGSTOWN RI PRV
54361 West Glocester Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES FOSTER-GLOCESTER RI
54375 West Kingstown Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI
45389 West Warwick High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS WEST WARWICK RI
54395 Westerly High School Senior High (9-12) ES, MS, HS WESTERLY RI
54396 Westerly Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS WESTERLY RI
54285 Western Coventry Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES COVENTRY RI
54308 Western Hills Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS CRANSTON RI
59815 Whelan Elementary ELEMENTARY ES NORTH PROVIDENCE RI
66730 Wickford Middle School Middle (5-8) ES, MS, HS NORTH KINGSTOWN RI
54338 Wilbur and McMahon Elementary Elementary-Middle (K-8) ES, MS LITTLE COMPTON RI
54273 William L Callahan Elementary Elementary (2-5) ES BURRILLVILLE RI
54371 William Windsor Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES SMITHFIELD RI
4469 Winman Middle School Junior High (7-9) ES, MS, HS WARWICK RI
54309 Woodridge Elementary Elementary (K-6) ES CRANSTON RI
3150 Wyman School Elementary ( K-6) ES WARWICK RI

 

title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
Eleanor Estes not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, cassette It's so timely, even though a paperback copy I have is listed at a price of $1.50! Bullying an immigrant, making fun of her because of her poverty and alien status (remember Wanda's father writing to the teacher the reason they moved: "No more holler Polack. No more ask why funny name". The realization of Maddie that her silence while Peggy teased Wanda made her just as culpable by not speaking up, and how the guilt of that weighed on her. Maddie, knowing she is almost as poor as Wanda, but still accepted, makes her loathe to defend Wanda lest she too become target of the Alpha girl Peggy, and suffer the same fate - to be ostracized and bullied. And Wanda herself, who truly did have 100 dresses, although not the dresses the girls thought of, is able to go high, like Michelle Obama said, when her classmates went low, by making gift portraits of Maddie and Peggy after she has moved, showing that she is the better, the best person of all. I always liked how Estes goes lightly but clearly into Maddie's pysche, her inner struggles, her realizations, her final determination to stand up for others. And I do like how slyly Estes makes it clear they're in NY by having Wanda draw what has to be the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. I think this would make a great companion book to Woodson's Each Kindness, where a similar school scene is set, and the protagonist is left, as Maddie is, to realize that they will never get to apologize or atone for their cruelty to a poor child.  Lisa Casey, School Librarians or Rhode Island.
James Howe not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, book with CD This is a gentle story about sparing a friend's feelings and how to be a true friend to someone. It's a lovely transition from picture book to chapter book, accessible length and beautiful illustrations.  Melissa Skinnell, GSLIS Student at the University of Rhode Island.
 
Andres Miedoso not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, 8 of 9 titles in the series are available

The engaging storyline is perfect for both elementary and middle school students. The ghost element and illustration appeals to all kids. The high interest and low readability will have broad appeal.  Steph Mills, Cranston Public Schools.

Note:  There are currently nine books in the series.

Amy Hest

not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book My daughter and I returned to this quiet book time and again. It has a wintry, holiday vibe and demonstrates generosity, neighborliness, good deeds and being brave in the every day.  Melissa Skinnell, GSLIS Student at the University of Rhode Island.
 
Caralyn Buehner not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book

It's very funny, has hidden pictures for kids to find, and the theme fits. Dex is always being bullied, so he works out, and transforms himself, via bodybuilding and a costume, to Superdog. He really becomes a superdog who helps in his community, and at the end, saves the bully - who asks to become his sidekick. Humor, community service, helping yourself instead of acting out, forgiveness, humor - it's a great picture book.  Lisa Casey, School Librarians of Rhode Island.

Alternate title:  Dex: the Heart of a Hero.


 
Melanie Conklin digital audio book, CD When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs. But it also means the Owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves.  With equal parts heart and humor, Melanie Conklin’s debut is a courageous and charming story of love and family—and what it means to be counted.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
Andrew Clements ebook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player When Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. (but) Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
         
         
Victoria Jameson eBook book, eZone eBook, CD So begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.
(Annotation from Amazon.) (2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book.)
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
 
eBook book, large print, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, also available in Spanish, Como pez en el arbol It's an inspiring story of a 6th grade student's struggle with dyslexia. She connects with a teachers and learns to read.  Rosemary Driscoll, RILINK.
         
         
Jacqueline Woodson eBook book, large print, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A well known and high interest title.  Deirdre Carlino, Curtis Corner Middle School
 

Martin Ganda

and

Caitlin Alifirenka

ebook eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player This book shows how small acts of kindness can change another person's life. This book gives the reader insight into what it's like to live in another country (Zimbabwe), where there is a great deal of poverty and where people highly value the ability to attend school, which they must pay for and most cannot afford. Books like this help to foster empathy and understanding for other cultures.  Mary Tow, Rhode Island Library Association.
Andres Miedoso not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, 8 of 9 titles in the series are available

The engaging storyline is perfect for both elementary and middle school students. The ghost element and illustration appeals to all kids. The high interest and low readability will have broad appeal.  Steph Mills, Cranston Public Schools

Note:  There are currently nine books in the series.


 
Linda Sue Park eBook, digital audio eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player Two stories about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
Carl Hiaasen eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, large print In Florida's Everglades an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can’t stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher. (Annotation from Amazon.) 

Garth 

Nix

audiobook book, eZone eBook, audio book Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land -- and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low. (from Amazon)
 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
Catherine Ryan Hyde not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book book Young man, struggling to find a place where he can fit in the world and in his family, starts his journey when he befriends an old woman in his apartment building.  Set in New York city, this book makes us think about our relationships and reactions to the people around us.  An enjoyable journey with an unusual young man.  Discussion questions at the end to get you started if you are sharing with a young person you know.  Dorothy Frechette, RILINK.
         

Angie 

Thomas

eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player It has relevance to young people and society. It is a quality work. Students really like the book and read it in full.- Peter Quesnel, School Librarians of Rhode Island.
Jacqueline Woodson eBook book, large print, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A well known and high interest title.  Deirdre Carlino, Curtis Corner Middle School
 

Martin Ganda and

Caitlin Alifirenka

ebook eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player This book shows how small acts of kindness can change another person's life. This book gives the reader insight into what it's like to live in another country (Zimbabwe), where there is a great deal of poverty and where people highly value the ability to attend school, which they must pay for and most cannot afford. Books like this help to foster empathy and understanding for other cultures.  Mary Tow, Rhode Island Library Association.
Becky Albertalli eBook book (also available in Spanish), eZone eBook and audio book, CD  Movie version, Love, Simon also available in DVD, Blu-Ray A well-written, engaging and entertaining book that covers a very real issue in a sensitive way.  Peter Quesnel, School Librarians of Rhode Island.
 

 
Elizabeth Acevedo eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.

(Annotation from Amazon.)

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.

Pam Munoz Ryan digital audio book book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player

Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.  Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges... ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge... 

2016 Newbery Honor book.

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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Helping multilingual learners –
and their educators – reach their potential

 

  • Unite online library provides free access to more than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices. The languages of narration include indigenous and endangered languages along with languages most widely spoken in the US. Our publishing services include the ability for our partners to curate and embed a selection of books on their websites.
  • Check out their video highlighting research that points out the need for access to an abundance of books and acquiring the daily habit of reading for fun as two factors in student achievement that cross the lines of ethnicity and poverty.

 

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