The Results are In!

Parent & Family Engagement | 07/06/2021

Coach Eric Brown
Baton Rouge Organizer

The results are in!

We asked for your favorite books for different reading levels. Here's what you recommend:


  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch -Beth in New Orleans
  • Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora -anon
  • Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee -anon
  • Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Karz -anon
  • Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn -anon
  • Say Goodnight by Helen Oxenbury -anon
  • Girl of Mine by Jabari Asim -anon
  • Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? -anon

Young readers (5-9 years):

  • The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo. 
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo. My fourth graders LOVE these. -Deanna in Zachary
  • Everyone Matters by Pat Thomas -anon
  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed -anon
  • The Boy who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz -anon
  • Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos by Pat Mora -anon
  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho -anon


  • Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell -Rhyli in Baton Rouge
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams. My older brother gave this book when I was about 12. Rabbits are the main characters in this book. -Bonnie in Luling
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine -Karen in New Orleans
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick -anon
  • My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi -anon
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson -anon
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson -anon
  • Patron Saint of Nothing by Randy Ribay -anon

High school & college students:

  • I read George Orwell's Animal Farm as a senior in high school and did my term paper on it. Awesome book, which my term paper compared it to the Russian Revolution. Lots of research but I really got into it! -Bonnie in Luling
  • American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrera -anon
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas -anon
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah -anon
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez -anon
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James -anon


  • God Don't Like Ugly by Mary Monroe -Coach Eric in Baton Rouge
  • The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave -anon
  • Saving Grace by Debbie Babitt -anon
  • The Art of Not Falling Apart by Christina Patterson -anon
  • Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid -anon

Have your own recommendations? We'd love to add them to the list.

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