Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

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Bibliographic Information: Danziger, Paula. (1994). Amber Brown is Not a Crayon. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Brief Annotation: Amber and Justin are in the third grade when Justin has to move away. Usually they are best friends, but news of the move causes problems to arise.

Genre: Free Choice (Chapter)

Grade Level: 1-2

Readers who will like this: Students who have had to move or had a friend move away

Rating/Response: 4, this book is a good example of a typical friendship. You get to experience the sadness, fights and making up that a lot of friendships would have when a friend has to move away.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever had a friend move away? How did you feel?

Posted by: Alyssa Timmerman

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