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Novel Adoption Request

The World Class Education Department will request the Douglas County School Board of Education approve the following novels.

I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain

Sold, Patricia McCormick

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore

These will be used as supplementary materials within secondary classrooms in Douglas County. Copies will be available for public review at the District Administration building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, beginning August 24, 2015 through September 14, 2015, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Questions may be directed to the World Class Education Office at 303-387-0121.  

September 2, 2015 | By tswhipple | Category: World Class Education

District News

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