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RESILIENCY
READING LIST

The Florida Department of Education is encouraging students to escape into a good book, where they can meet role models, find hope, witness grit and build their own personal strengths.  On the Resiliency Reading List, you’ll find a list of books that can help increase resilience among students, from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.

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Pre-Kindergarten

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Chester the Brave
BY AUDREY PENN

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The Little Engine That Could
BY WATTY PIPER

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Making Friends
BY FRED ROGERS

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You Can Do It, Sam
BY AMY HEST

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GRADES K-2

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I Am Ruby Bridges
BY RUBY BRIDGES

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The Koala Who Could
BY RACHEL BRIGHT

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The Little Butterfly That Could
BY ROSS BURACH

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When A Kids Like Me Fights Cancer
BY CATHERINE STIER

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GRADES 3-5

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"The Road Not Taken"
BY ROBERT FROST

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Rosa Parks
BY ELOISE GREENFIELD

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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of  Hip Hop
BY LABAN CARRICK HILL

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Who Was Amelia Earhart?
BY KATE BOEHM JEROME

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GRADES 6-8

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"Citizenship and Leadership" from the Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey
BY WILLIAM BENNETT

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The Hiding Place
BY CORRIE TEN BOOM

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS

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The Twenty-One Balloons
BY WILLIAM PÈNE DU BOIS

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GRADES 9-12

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"I Have a Dream"
BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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A Lantern in Her Hand
BY BESS STREETER ALDRICH

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The Story of My Life
BY HELEN KELLER

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Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
BY LAURA HILLENBRAND

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THIS MONTH'S

Featured
Books

Pre-K

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Chester the Brave
BY AUDREY PENN

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K-2

Book Cover for I Am Ruby Bridges

I Am Ruby Bridges
BY RUBY BRIDGES

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3-5

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"The Road Not Taken"
BY ROBERT FROST

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6-8

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"Citizenship and Leadership" from the Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey
BY WILLIAM BENNETT

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9-12

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"I Have a Dream"
BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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