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Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

by Kristine O'Connell George Illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Award-winning poet Kristine O'Connell George, author of several successful picture books, now turns her attention to the middle school experience. The first year brings an array of challenges: making new friends, moving from class to class, tests and homework, changing for PE, gossip, school dances, and, of course, budding romance. Short, accessible poems in a variety of forms, but all in a single voice--that of a new middle schooler--evoke the memorable moments of the school year, exploring situations and emotions that will resonate with preteens. Lively illustrations complement this perceptive, humorous, poignant record of an important transitional year.
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
4.5
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
Clarion Books
Number of Pages
80
Genre
Poetry and Rhymes

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