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The One Thing You'd Save

by Linda Sue Park


If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save? Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park explores different answers to this provocative question in linked poems that capture the diverse voices of a middle school class. Illustrated with black-and-white art. When a teacher asks her class what one thing they would save in an emergency, some students know the answer right away. Others come to their decisions more slowly. And some change their minds when they hear their classmates' responses. A lively dialog ignites as the students discover unexpected facets of one another--and themselves. With her ear for authentic dialog and knowledge of tweens' priorities and emotions, Linda Sue Park brings the varied voices of an inclusive classroom to life through carefully honed, engaging, and instantly accessible verse.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2021
ISBN-13 9781328515131
ISBN-10 1328515133
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
File Size 44 MB
Number of Pages 72
Language ENG
Shelf No. ND814
Grade Range 3-7
Ages 8-12