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2013 - 2014 Golden Sower Nominees
Transcript of 2013 - 2014 Golden Sower Nominees
Norris Elementary School
April 17, 2013 2013-2014 Golden Sower Nominees
Intermediate Level Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
by Lutricia Clifton Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four half-brothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he’s making a better life for himself than he ever had with her. Wild Life
by Cynthia DeFlice When twelve-year-old Eric’s parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in North Dakota. His grandfather’s hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away. The Clockwork Three
by Matthew J. Kirby As mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick and Hannah together, their lives interlock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others’ mysteries. The Candymakers
by Wendy Mass When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents’ Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association’s annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process. The Unwanteds
by Lisa McMann In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic. Wonder
by R. J. Palacio Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan. There he endures the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. May B
by Caroline Starr Rose When a failed wheat crop nearly bankrupts the Betterly family, Pa pulls twelve-year-old May, who suffers from dyslexia, from school and hires her out to a couple new to the Kansas frontier. Smells Like Dog
by Suzanne Selfors When farm boy Homer Pudding’s explorer-uncle dies and leaves him a droopy dog with a mysterious coin hidden on its collar, it leads him to The City, where they meet Madame La Directeur, the conniving head of the Natural History Museum, who is trying to steal the coin and take Homer’s place in a secret society of adventurers. Wonderstruck
by Brian Selznick Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City. There he meets Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words, Rose’s in pictures. Pie
by Sarah Weeks After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her niece Alice and Alice’s friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly’s secret pie crust recipe.