Books for Younger Readers

We want younger readers and even pre-readers to enjoy Tosa’s All-City Read too. Consider exploring the books below so your youngsters can read and talk about some of the same themes that appear in our adult book. These books are available at the Wauwatosa Public Library and at The Little Read Book on State Street in the Village.

For high school students

High school readers will enjoy the themes and characters in Call Me American or the they might prefer the adaptation for young adults: Call Me American (Adapted for Young Adults): The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant, also by Abdi Nor Iftin. They may also be interested in the book Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Alcevado.

For middle readers (ages 8-14) 

On These Magic Shores by Camille Saied Méndez
Grade level 3-4, 278 pages

Dear America: Young Readers’ Edition: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
Grade level 3-7, 144 pages

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, illustrated by Iran Geddy
Grade level 4-7, 264 pages (graphic novel)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
For grades 4-8, 352 pages (a novel in verse)

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) by Trevor Noah
Grade level 5-6, 304 pages

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Grade Level 5-6, 272 pages

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Grade Level 5-7, 128 pages

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Readers Edition, by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, et al
Grade level 5-9, 304 pages

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Grade level 6-8, 209 pages

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
Grade Level 7-9, 352 pages

For Preschool to Grade 3 (ages 4-8)

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez
Preschool-grade 2, 40 pages

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan
by Amy Alznauer, illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Kindergarten-grade 4, 48 pages

Thank you to our Children’s Book Sponsor, Mathnasium, for giving away 50 copies of The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity