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Global Read Aloud: GRA 2019

A guide to the annual global read aloud

Picture Books

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Early Reader

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Middle Grade

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Middle School

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman    

Life is harsh in Chennai's teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter--and friendship--on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts.

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