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First Person Fiction Series
Authors: Edwidge Danticat, Ana Veciana-Suarez, John Son, Minfong Ho, Judith Ortiz Cofer
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 9 - 15 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.9-6.3
GLE 5.5-6.4
DRA 50-70
Lexile® measure 840L-1020L

The books in this series are about the stories of young people who have immigrated to the United States to start their new lives, told in diary form.

First Person Fiction Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Behind the Mountains
Ages 10-15. October 1, 2002.
AR: 5.6 (5.0 Points, Quiz #65424);  GLE: 6.3
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 940L

Book 2: Flight to Freedom
Ages 11-15. October 1, 2002.
AR: 5.6 (6.0 Points, Quiz #64502);  GLE: 6.2
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 850L

Book 3: Finding My Hat
Ages 9-14. October 1, 2003.
AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #73253);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 840L

Book 4: The Stone Goddess
Ages 11-15. October 1, 2003.
AR: 6.3 (7.0 Points, Quiz #76595);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 1020L

Book 5: Call Me Maria
Ages 9-15. October 1, 2004.
AR: 5.6 (4.0 Points, Quiz #83118);  GLE: 6.4
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 970L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

List of Awards:

2005 Américas Award Honorable Mention

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Ana Veciana-Suarez
Author Website for Judith Ortiz Cofer


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