Bound To Stay Bound

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 One thing you'd save
 Author: Park, Linda Sue

 Publisher:  Clarion (2021)

 Dewey: 811
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 65 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 700114 ISBN: 9781328515131
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Children's poetry
 Classrooms -- Poetry

Price: $21.88

When a teacher asks her class what one thing they would save in a house fire, 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.

 Illustrator: Sae-Heng, Robert

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 513416

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/01/21)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/07/21)
   Booklist (10/01/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/03/21)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/05/21)

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Booklist - 10/01/2021 Newbery Medalist Park captures the unique voices of a middle-grade classroom in her latest book inspired by traditional Korean sijo poetry. Ms. Chang has an assignment for each of her students: there’s an emergency at home—a fire—and you’re only allowed to save one object. Pets and family are safe. What follows is a lively dialogue of diverse children’s voices, full of humor and emotion, about the objects they choose to save. They run the gamut from the practical, like cell phones and laptops, to those with deeper meaning, like a locket of hair from a baby brother who died at age four. This is not Park’s first sijo-inspired book, and an author’s note at the end gives more information about the poetic structure. This is Sae-Heng’s debut as an illustrator, and his quaint black-and-white drawings convey a deeper understanding of each object’s place in the child’s heart. Questions Asked (2017), by Jostein Gaarder, is another introspective book that poses meaningful questions about life to young readers. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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