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
Story of Blima, The Shirley Russak 8 The courageous story of a Holocaust survivor. 7
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon 12 Who killed Mrs. Shears's dog Wellington? Follow Christopher Boone as he investigates who is responsible and why. Can you solve the other mystery about Christopher in the process? Warning: This book contains adult language. 7
The House of The Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne 12 In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family’s salvation—or its downfall. A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, the novel is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work that Henry James declared “the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel.” 7
Timeless Tales of Heroes, Villians, Victims, and Fools Lisa Barsky 12 These stories show what ordinary, and extraordinary, people do when given the chance to act as heroes, villains, victims, or fools. 7
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography Booker T. Washington 11 Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed at age 9. To help support his family, he works as a salt packer, coal miner, and house servant. He longs to become educated and to educate others. Poverty, racism, and other obstacles stand in his way. Will he overcome? 7
White Fang Jack London 13 A young wolf pup is snatched from his forest home and must adjust to a new life with humans. 7
Who Were The Wright Brothers? James Buckley, Jr. 2 Inspired by a childhood gift of a toy, two high school dropouts become the pioneers of modern aviation. 7
Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, The Mark Twain 10 Two runaways, Huckleberry Finn and escaped slave Jim, have many amazing adventures on the Mississippi River. 8
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Mark Twain 11 This is the classic story of the many adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. 8
Anaya Reader, The Rudolfo Anaya 5 A series of short stories from the famous Chicano author. The book contains excerpts from his best known work Bless Me, Ultima as well as Albuquerque and other previously unpublished works. These short stories are perfect for small group fluency practice. 8
Foster Care Odyssey A Black Girl's Story Theresa Cameron 10 In the year 1954, when blacks and whites have little to do with one another, a baby girl is left in the care of a charity in Buffalo, NY. As a "ward of the state" for 18 years, Cameron takes us inside the life of a foster child in a system where children's welfare often seemed the lowest priority. 8
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs 11 Born into slavery, Harriet Jacobs has no rights-not even the right to marry the man she loves. Faced with demands of a master who believes he is entitled to her labor and to her body only great courage, wit, and determination allows her to preserve her self-respect and win her freedom. This is the autobiography of a remarkable woman. 8
Prince and the Pauper, The Mark Twain 22 A twist of fate brings two boys together…and switches their identities! Does the prince have what it takes to survive on his own? Will the palace officials discover the pauper's secret? Who will become king--the real prince, or the imposter? 8
Road To Memphis, The Mildred D. Taylor 7 Set in 1941, it describes the adventures of a courageous family who set out to help an African-American man flee north after he injures some white men in Mississippi. 8
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The John Boyne 7 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates, and his family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. Bruno longs to be an explorer and meets another boy whose life is very different from his own. Their friendship soon has devastating consequences for them both. 9
Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy 10 Bathsheba Everdene, just past 20, inherits a prosperous farm in England. While not desirous of a husband, three men pursue her. Which will she choose - the self-indulgent one, the wealthy one, or the steady reliable one? 9
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 10 A poor, unwanted orphan, Jane Eyre seems destined to live a sad and ordinary life. But chance has brought her to the home of Mr. Rochester and secrets no one will explain. Can a governess help the master overcome the horror of his past? Or will that past haunt them both, forever? 9
Laughter and Chills Seven Great Stories Multiple authors 10 Get ready to chuckle and to shiver or both at once! Within these pages you'll encounter situations that are scary or amusing, but always unforgettable. 9
Night Elie Wiesel 17 A 15 year old boy details the horrors of concentration camp life during the Holocaust. 9
Red Badge of Courage, The Stephen Crane 13 This classic tale from the Civil War of a young man who finds out what war is really like and who he really is. 9
Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now Maya Angelou 5 Maya Angelou shares the wisdom she has collected through her life’s journey. 9
Hound of the Baskervilles, The Arthur Conan Doyle 7 Famous detective Sherlock Holmes is called on to solve a centuries old mystery involving murder, a family curse, and a huge black hound. 10
Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) William Shakespeare 12 No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Julius Caesar on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. When the play opens, Julius Caesar has just returned to Rome after defeating the sons of Pompey in battle. Before we go any further, let's pause for a brief Roman history lesson. Pompey (a.k.a. "Pompey the Great") was a member of the "first triumvirate," and he and Caesar used to share power over Rome. 10
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) William Shakespeare 12 No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Macbeth on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. 10
Much Ado About Nothing (No Fear Shakespeare) William Shakespeare 12 No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Much Ado About Nothing on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. The action of Much Ado About Nothing occurs during several days of a visit by Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his followers at the large estate of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Don Pedro has been victorious in a small war against his own half-brother, Don John, who has now (reluctantly) joined him. 10