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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.


Zooman Sam

By Lois Lowry

1999. Houghton Mifflin Co.

Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free loan to registered users; also available from Web-braille as a contracted braille digital file. Users must register with their cooperating library.

In this story from award-winning author Lois Lowry, we hear more about Sam Krupnik who has to dress up for Future Job Day at school. Sam knows just the right job and his mom and sister help him create a memorable costume which he wears... and wears...and wears...long after his firefighter classmates have gone back to their blue jeans. With the encouragement of his teacher, Sam continues to teach his classmates about a zookeeper's responsibilities and in the process, he also learns what the job of a teacher really requires.

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