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Mesquite ISD librarians deliver excellence in education for the entire school community, advancing the ability to make informed decisions and think critically. The three key elements that comprise our overall educational mission and curriculum are Personalized and Self-Directed Learning, Inquiry Instruction, and Transformative & Enriching Experiences.
Winner for the State of Texas is The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer -
Gravity is the new kid on the Hillside Projects basketball team, the Eagles. He once jumped so high that his teammates went out for ice cream before he came back down. With Gravity on their side, the Eagles feel unstoppable. They’re ready to win “The Best of the Best,” Milwaukee’s biggest and baddest pick-up basketball tournament. But when they face-off with the Flyers in the final round, the winningest team in the whole city, they realize that it may take a little more than Gravity to bring them to victory.
Winner for Mesquite ISD is Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin -
Gladys the chicken must be magic. After all, for everyone who encounters her, a wish is granted. The Shepherd Boy wishes to be beautiful, the Brave Swordsman wishes to join the Royal Guard, the Purple Pooh-bah wishes for his only daughter to be happy, and the Learned Princess wishes to escape the palace. And one by one, each of these wishes comes true. But . . . is Gladys really magic? Or is everyone making their own fortune?
K-2 students across the district read a variety of newly released picture books on our Mockingbird List and then voted for their favorite! The 2023 Mesquite ISD Mockingbird Winner is Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds!
Check out these expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 - 102 - from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, to picture books, bilingual and multicultural lists: