Read All about It!

Read All about It!

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140146554
  • 512 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A treasury of fifty sensational read-aloud pieces for young adults.

From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to Maniac Magee, sci-fi to op-ed, “Casey at the Bat” to a moving true story about the reunion of two Holocaust survivors, this wonderfully diverse collection of excerpts from newspapers, magazines, and books has been created by Jim Trelease especially to turn young people on to the many pleasures of reading. Here are thought-provoking columns from Mike Royko and Pete Hamill; excerpts from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and “Rikki-tikki-tavi”; autobiographical sketches by Maya Angelou, Moss Hart, and others, highlighting the importance of reading in their lives; and much more. With selections representing many different cultures, genres, writing styles, and interests, Read All About It! is a wonderful introduction to the riches of literature and to a lifetime of reading.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Growing Pains
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
Aunt Millicent, by Mary Steele
Broken Chain, by Gary Soto
Four Miles to Pinecone, by Jon Hassler
Miracle at Clement’s Pond, by Patricia Pendergraft
Object Lesson, by Ellery Queen
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Thank You, Ma’am, by Langston Hughes

Animal Tales
A Blue-Eyed Daisy, by Cynthia Rylant
A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood, by Willie Morris
Incident at Hawk’s Hill, by Allan Eckert

Fantastic Tales
When the Tripods Came, by John Christopher
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, by Roald Dahl

Classics
Rikki-tikki-tavi, by Rudyard Kipling
Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle
Joseph: His Dream, by Walter de la Mare

Old Chestnuts
When Poetry (and Oratory) Was King
Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey’s Revenge, by Grantland Rice
The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service

Chilling Tales
Fear, by Rhys Davies
Who’s Afraid?, by Philippa Pierce
The Elevator, by William Sleator
The Night Watchman, by David Braly
The Ravine, by Ray Bradbury

Out to the Ball Game
The Andy Strasberg Story, as told to Mike Bryan
Trip to Fenway Drives Home the Truth – Right Off the Bat, by Jim Trelease

Escape Reading
Mapping Escape Routes
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass
Act One, by Moss Hart
All the Strange Hours, by Loren Eiseley
Alexander Dolgun’s Story, by Alexander Dolgun with Patrick Watson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Historical Fiction
The December Rose, by Leon Garfield
Sarah Bishop, by Scott O’Dell
North to Freedom, by Anne Holm
The Iceberg Hermit, by Arthur Roth
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi

Paper Clips
The Land of Wits, Sages, Oracles, Muckrakers, and Insiders
Wrong Mom? Tough!, by Mike Royko
Nothing to Worry About and The Turtle, by Jim Bishop
He Was No Bum, by Bob Greene
The Yellow Hankerchief, by Pete Hamill
I’ve Got Your Number, by Robe Imbriano
Why Ali Loved Flag Burnings, by Craig Nelsen

Nonfiction as Literature
Helping Hands, by Brent Ashabranner
In the Pantry, by Charles Panati
Power of the Powerless: A Brother’s Lesson, by Christopher de Vinck
Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen

Surprise Endings
Those Three Wishes, by Judith Gorog
It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway, by Paul Deutschman

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