Fluency Text Lending Library

The following classroom sets of fluency texts are available for North Carolina college and career readiness programs to borrow for a semester. (Limit two sets per instructor per semester.) Please email your request to borrow books to Dianne Barber at barberdb@appstate.edu.

When finished, programs are responsible for the postage cost of returning the books. Books should be returned to the following address:

Adult Basic Skills Professional Development
328E Edwin Duncan Hall
730 Rivers Street
ASU Box 32169
Boone, NC 28608-2169

Title Author Copies Brief Description Reading Level
Sister to Sister Beth Johnson 8 “Big sisters” reach out to young black women, sharing their stories and offering support for their lives’ journeys. 6
Surviving Abuse: Four True Stories Beth Johnson 12 Two men and two women tell their tales of abusive pasts. 6
Swiss Family Robinson, The Johann Wyss Leaving their home in Switzerland to settle half a world away, the Robinsons are sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck. They wash ashore to learn the danger has only begun. The new world will test their courage, cleverness, endurance, and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness. 6
Ten Real-Life Stories Multiple authors Real life stories are shared including Ben whose mother would not let him fail and Vingo who was released from prison to an uncertain future. 6
The Book of Unknown Americans Cristina Heriquez 7 When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Maribel’s love story with her new neighbor Mayor Toro sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. The author seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is an award-winning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. (Warning: This book has adult language and themes.) 6
Until We Meet Again Anne Schraff 4 Part of the Bluford series, Darcy is dealing with her first boyfriend leaving, her grandmother’s illness, and a new 6
Voces Latinas Beth Johnson 9 Hispanic adults share their wisdom and experience with Hispanic young people. 6
War of the Worlds, The H.G. Wells 5 Classic tale about when Martians invade Earth. 6
Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, The Christopher Curtis 7 It describes the life of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan. They are caught up in the Civil Rights Movement when their grandmother’s church is blown up. 6
Wind in the Willows, The Kenneth Grahame 10 A classic of high-spirited adventure, beloved by adults and children alike since its publication in 1908. Shy, timid Mole has left his underground home to befriend the adventurous Water Rat. They brave the terrors of the Wild Wood and try to rescue foolish Mr. Toad. 6
Witness Karen Hesse 14 Story of the Ku Klux Klan’s attempt to recruit members of a small Vermont town in 1924 and how the town reacts. 6
Wizard of Oz, The L. Frank Baum 10 Dorothy and Toto are definitely not in Kansas anymore. They begin one of the most beloved adventures in American Literature: their journey to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 6
Alchemist, The Paulo Coelho 12 Join Santiago, a shepherd boy, on his quest to find a treasure buried near the pyramids in Egypt. 7
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery 6 The many adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. 7
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse Anna Sewell 1 Written to draw attention to animal cruelty, Black Beauty’s many adventures are described. 7
Brother to Brother Beth Johnson 12 Essays written by older black men to the younger generation giving advice on life. 7
Call Of The Wild, The Jack London 11 A dog taken from a comfortable home adjusts to life as a sled dog in the Arctic. (Note: We have two versions of this book. One is at grade level 4 and one is at grade level 7.) 7
Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling 10 Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of a millionaire, is used to a life of luxury. An accident at sea brings him to the deck of a Massachusetts fishing boat, a world he knows nothing about. Can he endure the back-breaking work? Will he see his parents again? Will he survive in a world where money does not matter, and laziness can lead to death? 7
David Copperfield Charles Dickens 10 David's mother remarries. His stepfather is abusive. Removed from school and forced to labor morning to night, David runs away to his great-aunt in Dover. With no money, no food, and inadequate clothing, how will this journey change his life. 7
Dracula Bram Stoker 6 Young lawyer Jonathan Harker is excited to go to Transylvania and work for a mysterious count, until he finds himself wrapped up in a living nightmare with a vampire. 7
Everyday Heroes Beth Johnson 12 The moving stories of twenty real-life men and women who have faced, and overcome, serious challenges in their lives. 7
Great Stories of Suspense & Adventure Various 10 Six amazing short stories that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 7
Jungle Book, The Rudyard Kipling 7 A human baby is raised as a wolf and one day must face the wrath of a tiger. 7
Letters My Mother Never Read: An Abandoned Child’s Journey Jerri Diane Sueck 3 After her mother died in a fire, young Jerri fights to survive with a family who does not want her. 7
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Howard Pyle 10 Adventuresome Robin of Locksley doesn't have a worry in the world until a drunken man working for the King shoots an arrow at him. Robin's aim is better, and he becomes an outlaw. Robin attracts a hearty band of outcasts to Sherwood Forest, doing any kindness they can for the downtrodden. 7