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Wang Wei - Sending off Yuan Er on a Mission to Anxi

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Du Fu - To Mr. Li Guinian, on the Occasion of our Meeting in the South

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Walt Whitman - When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

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Du Fu - The Tactical Octagon

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Du Fu - Four Quatrains, No. 3, "A Pair of Orioles"

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Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas - Enseña cómo todas las cosas avisan de la muerte

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John Keats - On the Grasshopper and the Cricket

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Cantonese
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Walt Whitman
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Chopin - 24 Preludes

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Cherry Trees
Artwork by Tanya Tyurina
He Shows How All Things Warn of Death
Artwork by Tanya Tyurina
Presentiment of Death
Artwork By: Jandon Banyu
Deer Enclosure
Artwork By: Milena Vitorovic
Based on Deer Park
The Bamboo Hut
Artwork by Vincy Zhang
Deer Park
Artwork by Vincy Zhang
Based on Deer Park
Deer Park
Artwork by Vincy Zhang
Based on Deer Park
Bamboo Hut
Artwork by Vincy Zhang
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The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
A story of a child that doesn’t see the value of learning receives a magical tollbooth and is transported to a world where he learns values of learning.
Reading Level: Grades 5-10
Lexile® Measure: 1000
Word Count: 42,156 words
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The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton
A story of 14-year-old boy and his two older brothers. The boys are orphans and struggle to stick together in their lower-class neighborhood, known as the East Side while dealing with social issues with the rich West Side.
Reading Level: Grades 8-10
Lexile® Measure: 750
Word Count: 48,532 words
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The Giver
by Lois Lowry
A boy’s special story develops in a utopian world that may not be as perfect as it seems.
Reading Level: Grades 6-8
Lexile® Measure: 760
Word Count: 41,905 words
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Animal Farm
by George Orwell
A simple and easy to understand allegory for how communism fails when put into practice.
Reading Level: Grade 8
Lexile® Measure: 1170
Word Count: 29,966 words
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The Cricket in Times Square
by George Seldon
A hardworking city school boy befriends a cricket from the countryside who enchants the entire city.
Reading Level: Grades 2-6
Lexile® Measure: 780
Word Count: 25,278 words
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter finds out that he is a wizard as he is summoned off to the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Reading Level: Grades 5-6
Lexile® Measure: 880
Word Count: 76,944 words
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J. K. Rowling
Harry and his friends must find out what evil is lurking in the school.
Reading Level: Grades 5-6
Lexile® Measure: 940
Word Count: 84,799 words
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The Eagle of the Ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who searches for the lost standard of his father’s legion to restore their honor.
Reading Level: Grades 7-12
Lexile® Measure: 1110
Word Count: 86,864 words
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Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White
A barnyard pig and a spider become unlikely friends.
Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Lexile® Measure: 680
Word Count: 31,938 words
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The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince travels through the cosmos to learn about life.
Reading Level: Grades 3-8
Lexile® Measure: 710
Word Count: 16,534 words
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The BFG
by Roald Dahl
A ten-year-old girl befriends a friendly giant as they battle evildoers together.
Reading Level: Grades 3-7
Lexile® Measure: 720
Word Count: 37,568 words
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D'Aulaire's Book Of Greek Myths
by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Reading Level: Grade 5-12
Lexile® Measure: 1070
Word Count: 37,436 words
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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A classic tragic love story with an overriding theme of new money versus old money.
Reading Level: Grades 6-12
Lexile® Measure: 1070
Word Count: 47,094 words
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Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Short Descrip
Reading Level: 3-5
Lexile® Measure: 930
Word Count: 18,556 words

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