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Text Set: Friendship

Friendships can change quickly in tween and teen years and are often defining relationships in adolescence. It’s not surprising then that friendship has been an enduring and popular topic in Middle Grade and Young Adult literature. Let your students dive into the songs, texts, novels, and videos we have collected as they read and reflect on their evolving understanding of friendships.

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In Jasmine Warga’s Other Words From Home, which country do Jude and her mother leave when a civil war moves too close to their hometown?

Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.

excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

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