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The Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


Grades 4-7

Homesick: My Own Story

By Jean Fritz

1982. G.P Putnam's Sons, NY


Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. Seedlings
$19.00 - Available in braille for purchase.
www.seedlings.org
(800) 777-8552

2. Bookshare.org
Available in electronic format (must pay a small fee to be a registered user).
www.bookshare.org



Jean was born in China where her parents work, but she dreams of living in the United States on her grandmother's farm. When life gets difficult for foreigners living in China during the 1920s, Jean's family gets ready to move "home." But will living in the United States be as perfect as Jean imagines it will be? Homesick is based on the author's own life, and combines humor, sadness, and excitement in an unforgettable tale. Helen Keller visited China twice, once to Manchuria in 1937 (a section of northeastern China), and then to Hong Kong in 1955 (which at that time belonged to England).

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