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K-10 Fall & Spring Benchmark Texts

Grade Fall Spring

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin

1 The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Subriya Kelkar Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña

Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel

Drawn Together by Minh Le

The Arabic Quilt by Anait Semirdzhyn

Holding On by Sophia N. Lee
4 A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom


Save Me a Seat by Sara Weeks

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

6 Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhaà Lai
7 Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
8 Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers’ Edition) by Saroo Brierley Pride by Ibi Zoboi

The Color of Water by James McBride

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
10 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson Night by Elie Wiesel