Past Selections

Past Read Across McKinney Selections

2013 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh


This is the story of of a young girl who, after a childhood spent in the foster-care system, is unable to get close to anybody and whose only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. More info

2011 - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Ken

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The story reflects universal recognition of the effects of mass hysteria and xenophobic prejudices and illustrates the effects of intolerance, superstitious dread and social injustice. More info


2006 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


The book was written in Alabama from 1955-1958 at the beginning of the Civil Rights era and published in 1960. The themes it explores are just as relevant today as they were when it was written. More info