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K-10 Fall & Spring Benchmark Texts

Grade Fall Spring
K

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
2

Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel

Drawn Together by Minh Le
3

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

5

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
9

The Color of Water by James McBride

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