The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! A great way to introduce students to multiple books in a single setting and then they have input into which book they are to read for class.
same kind of different as me: "a modern day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who brought them together" by ron hall and denver moore.not to be missed.if you haven't read it, be sure to put it on your list
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.