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Memoir Mentor Texts

NOTE: If the title of a text is orange, it is currently not in our District 28 library collection.

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
Bigmama’s
by Donald Crews
28 Fairmont Street by Tomie DePaola (and all the others in the series)
The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola
Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher
Calling the Doves by Juan Felipe Herrera
The Upside Down Boy by Juan Felipe Herrera
Two Mrs. Gibsons by Igus
Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
My ‘Ol Man by Patricia Polacco
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig
I Meant to Tell You by James Stevenson
The Trip Back Home by Janet Wong
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Boy by Roald Dahl
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehert
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

Mature Content:
Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
Yummy: The Last Days of a South Side Shorty by G. Neri (graphic novel)
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