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Appendix A: Selecting Rich, Complex Texts for Student Reading

Book Review.” Look for starred reviews in the subsections for Grades 5 & Up (fiction and nonfiction) and for Graphic Novels. For example, in the January 2008 issue, a starred review of J. Patrick Lewis’s The Brothers’ War: Civil War Voices in Verse is recommended for grades 7 and up and includes a map, photos, reproductions, and a chronology. Informational paragraphs accompany reproduced images of the war. Special review sections in the journal focus on topics such as black history. In the January 2008 issue, Barbara Wysocki’s “Cold Comfort” reviews websites, DVDs, fiction, and nonfiction on the topic of the Arctic for readers up through grade 8 (pages 55-59).