Save Me a Seat
By Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Lexile Level 780
Looking for the perfect read aloud to get your school year off to a good start? Grab a copy of Save Me a Seat and start reading. Not only will your students enjoy the humorous plot and voices, but it’s an easy lead into discussing why it’s so important to talk with people to get to know them, instead of assuming you know them by their appearance and/or reputation. In addition, the book’s dual narrators, Joe and Ravi, dish up voices that are often overlooked in middle grade novels. Joe, receives special education services, and Ravi, is a recent immigrant to the United States. For the final course, readers can follow the recipes in the back of the book and bake up one or both of the desserts. Enjoy!
Here's a link to Sarah Weeks website with the book overview: sarahweeks.com/books/save-me-a-seat/overview/
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.