The following books and poems were part of our Interactive Read Aloud Text Sets. 

Individualism & Collectivism

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy

This School is NOT White by Doreen Rappaport

Keep Climbing Girls by Beah E. Richards

Saving Strawberry Farm by Deborah Hopkinson

La Mariposa by Francisco Jiminez



The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park

Betty Doll by Patricia Polacco

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

The Family Book by Todd Parr



Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Shutting Out the Sky by Deborah Hopkinson

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruf

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say



The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

"Eleven" from Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

The Summer My Father Turned Ten by Pat Brisson

"First They Came for the Jews" by Pastor Martin Neimoller           

"To Still a Song" by Gerhard Frost

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X by Carmen Agra Deedy

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry



There were four themes we focused on this past year in Interactive Read Aloud:

  • Individualism/Collectivism
  • Family
  • Immigration 
  • Voice/Silence