What we’re reading

January 25, 2010

The most popular* novels and books at the Durham Literacy Center are:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Activist Series by Grassroots Press)
  • Harriet Tubman (The Activist Series by Grassroots Press)
  • Nelson Mandela (The Activist Series by Grassroots Press)
  • Because of Wynn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • Stone Fox by John Gardiner
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

* Based on library checkouts; the use of books during lessons; and feedback from students.

Books officially checked out of the DLC library by students since August 2009 include:

August 2009

  • Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan
  • Trouble Follows by Monica McKayan (Durham Library)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Activist Series by Grassroots Press)

September 2009

  • Holes by Louis Sachar (3)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (3)
  • Cosbyology by Bill Cosby
  • The Barn by Avi
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  • Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman

October 2009

  • Holes by Louis Sachar (3)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (3)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2)
  • The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams by Darcy Fry
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

November 2009

  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (3)
  • Holes by Louis Sachar (3)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (3)
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

December 2009

  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (3)
  • The Alchemist (3)
  • Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan
  • Madea’s Uninhibited by Tyler Perry
  • Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
  • The House on Mango Street
  • The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

January 2010

  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (3)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Alchemist

What are you reading?

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One Response to “What we’re reading”

  1. yashna Says:

    This is a great compilation!
    The Activist Series is my favorite too.

    Are there any more book reports like Galdys wrote on harriet Tubman? https://dlcal.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/gladyss-essay-on-harriet-tubman/

    Keep up the great work y’all.


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