Golden Sower Book Challenge

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Golden Sower Challenge steps

  1. Read a 2020-2021 Golden Sower Chapter Book Nominee.
  2. Log on to Destiny Discover using your student ID.
  3. Write a review for the book you just finished.
  4. Remember a good review tells us if you liked the book or not and why. Please add specific details like your favorite character, or thing that happened. NO SPOILERS!
  5. Check your gramar and spelling.
  6. Read and submit a review for all 10 chapter book nominees.
  7. Claim your prize in the library and pose with your favorite Golden Sower for a read poster (to be hung in the library until May).

Woods, Brenda. The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA.
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019. ISBN 9781524737092

When Gabriel accidentally rides his new bike right into the path of a car, a Black man named Meriwether pushes him out of the way just in time and fixes his damaged bike. As a thank you, Gabriel gets him a job at his dad’s auto shop. Gabriel’s dad hires him with some hesitation, however, anticipating trouble with the other mechanic, who makes no secret of his racist opinions.

Tyre, Lisa Lewis. Hope in the Holler.
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018. ISBN 9780399546310

Right before Wavie’s mother died, she gave Wavie a list of instructions to help her find her way in life. But little did Wavie’s mom know that events would conspire to bring Wavie back to Conley Hollow, the Appalachian hometown her mother tried to leave behind. Now Wavie’s back in the Holler–and in the clutches of her Aunt Samantha Rose.

Puller, J.S. Captain Superlative.
Disney-Hyperion, 2018. ISBN 9781368004275

Red mask, blue wig, silver swimsuit, rubber gloves, torn tights, high top sneakers and . . . a cape?
Who would run through the halls of Deerwood Park Middle School dressed like this? And why? Janey can’t resist the urge to uncover the truth behind the mask. The answer pulls Janey into the spotlight and leads her to an unexpected friendship with a superhero like no other.

Peirce, Lincoln. Max and the Midknights.
Crown Books for Young Readers, 2019. ISBN 9781101931080

Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley.

McAnulty, Stacy. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018. ISBN 9781524767570

A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius. But after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.

Mass, Wendy and Rebecca Stead. Bob.
Illustrated by Nicholas Gannon. Feiwel & Friends, 2018. ISBN 9781250166623

When Livy and her family visit Livy’s grandmother in Australia again after five years, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right—Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back and keep her promise to help him find his way back home..

Fleming, Candace. Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen.
Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Schwartz & Wade, 2018. ISBN 9781101934104

When movie director Larry Trimble travels to Berlin searching for his next big star, he finds Etzel, a fierce, highly trained three-year-old German shepherd police dog. Larry sees past the snarls andgrowls and brings Etzel back to Hollywood, where he is renamed Strongheart. Along with screenwriter Jane Murfin, Larry grooms his protégé to be a star of the silver screen.

Ferruolo, Jeanne Zulick. Ruby in the Sky.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019. ISBN 9780374309053

Twelve-year-old Ruby Moon Hayes does not want her new classmates to ask about her father or to know her mother has been arrested. And she definitely does not want to make any friends. But keeping to herself isn’t easy when Ahmad Saleem, a Syrian refugee, decides he’s her new best friend. Or when she meets “the Bird Lady,” a recluse named Abigail who lives in a ramshackle shed near Ruby’s house. Before long Ahmad and Abigail have become Ruby’s friends―and she realizes there is more to their stories than everyone knows.

Creech, Sharon. Saving Winslow.
HarperCollins, 2018. ISBN 9780062570703

When Louie’s father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, Louie names him Winslow and is determined to save him. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far away in the army. As Louie’s bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.

Benjamin, Ali. The Next Great Paulie Fink.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2019. ISBN 9780316380881

Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school’s legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.