Read This!: THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson ElementaryThe Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

by Laura Shovan

 

 

Summary:

Eighteen kids,
one year of poems,
one school set to close.
Two yellow bulldozers
crouched outside,
ready to eat the building
in one greedy gulp.

But look out, bulldozers.
Ms. Hill’s fifth-grade class
has plans for you.
They’re going to speak up
and work together
to save their school.

You will fall in love with the kids of THE LAST FIFTH GRADE. Each one emerges as an individual, and the class dynamics becoming achingly clear as each poem brings new perspectives. You’ll pull for these kids to succeed in saving their school.  Shovan creates authentic voices for these kids individually and as a group, and each poem resonates within the whole.

THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY is out now.

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One Response to Read This!: THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan

  1. Kathleen says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this. It is on hold at my local library! 🙂

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