Readings

Below are readings that have stories in which the characters portray the various character attributes. If you have a suggestion on a book that you believe should be on this list, please e-mail Michael Elliott at michael.elliott@azed.gov and we will add them.

Attentiveness Forgiveness Responsibility
Caring Generosity Sincerity
Citizenship Gratefulness Trustworthiness
Compassion Initiative Virtue
Diligence Orderliness Wisdom
Discernment Respect  

 


Attentiveness

Book  Author
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Poppy Avi
Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
Friends from the Other Side Glorida Anzaldua
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon

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Caring

Book  Author
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Mary Williams
Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
The Birchbark House Louise Erdrich
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Mr. Popper’s Penguin Richard and Florence Atwater
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo

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Citizenship

Book  Author
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Mary Williams
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Redwall Brian Jacques
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman

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Compassion

Book  Author
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Mary Williams
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
The Birchbark House Louise Erdrich
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Mr. Popper’s Penguin Richard and Florence Atwater
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
Friends from the Other Side Glorida Anzaldua
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
The Lady in the Box Ann McGovern
Thank you, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco

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Diligence

Book  Author
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Cloudette Tom Lichtenheld
Giraffes Can’t Dance Guy Parker-Rees

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Discernment

Book  Author
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
The Recess Queen Alexis O’Neil and Laura Huliska-Beith

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Forgiveness

Book  Author
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
Friends from the Other Side Glorida Anzaldua
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan

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Generosity

Book  Author
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
Mr. Popper’s Penguin Richard and Florence Atwater
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams

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Gratefulness

Book  Author
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Cloudette Tom Lichtenheld
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie

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Initiative

Book  Author
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
The Dot Peter H. Reynolds

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Orderliness

Book  Author
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
Redwall Brian Jacques
Poppy Avi
Watership Down Richard Adams
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien

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Respect

Book  Author
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Redwall Brian Jacques
Watership Down Richard Adams
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Koa’s Seed Carolyn Han
Up the Learning Tree Marcia Vaughan

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Responsibility

Book  Author
Watership Down Richard Adams
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Up the Learning Tree Marcia Vaughan
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Mr. Popper’s Penguin Richard and Florence Atwater
A Day’s Work Eve Bunting

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Sincerity

 

Book  Author
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Up the Learning Tree Marcia Vaughan
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
Redwall Brian Jacques
Koa’s Seed Carolyn Han
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
The Recess Queen Alexis O’Neil and Laura Huliska-Beith

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Trustworthiness

Book  Author
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
Koa’s Seed Carolyn Han
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White

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Virtue

 

Book  Author
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
Up the Learning Tree Marcia Vaughan
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  Anne Frank
Watership Down Richard Adams
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Friends from the Other Side Glorida Anzaldua
Caddie Woodlawn Carol Ryrie Brink

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Wisdom

 

Book  Author
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
The Lincolns Candace Fleming
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden and Garth Williams
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
The Recess Queen Alexis O’Neil and Laura Huliska-Beith
Poppy Avi

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