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Determination & Diligence

Determination is “firmness of purpose”—knowing what you want and deciding to go after it.  Diligence is continuing to go after it even if it gets very hard—being persistent.  These are two qualities we admire and often judge others by.  Those with it often get our admiration and respect.  There is a plethora of great books on this theme, many taken from real life stories. 

  1. Horton Hatches the Egg*  by Dr. Seuss
  2. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman*  by Kathleen Krull
  3. Ron’s Big Mission*  by Rose Blue & Corinne Naden
  4. Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa*  by Jeanette Winter
  5. The Master’s Apprentice*  by Rick Jacobson
  6.  And Tango Makes Three  by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
  7. Louie!  by Will Hillenbrand
  8. Brave Irene^  by William Steig
  9. The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone  by Timothy Basil Ering
  10. Giggle, Giggle, Quack  by Doreen Cronin
  11. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins  by Carole Boston Weatherford
  12. The Little Red Hen  retold by Paul Galdone
  13. The Little Engine that Could^  by Watty Piper
  14. Just Like Josh Gibson  by Angela Johnson
  15. Tsunami!  By Kimiko Kajikawa
  16. The Very Busy Spider  by Eric Carle
  17. Working Cotton  by Sherley Anne Williams
  18. The Empty Pot^  by Demi
  19. Stellaluna^  by Janell Cannon
  20. Tater and Tot  by Andrea Burris
  21. That Book Woman^  by Heather Henson
  22. Those Darn Squirrels!  by Adam Rubin
  23. Bob  by Tracey Campbell Pearson
  24. The Dot  by Peter Reynolds
  25. The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela  by Cristina Kessler
  26. Otto Runs for President  by Rosemary Wells
  27. Lilly and the Mixed-Up Letters  by Deborah Hodge
  28. Out of the Ballpark  by Alex Rodriguez
  29. Arthur’s Pet Business  by Marc Brown
  30. Peter and the Wolf  (musical fairy tale by Sergei Prokofiev) retold by Loriot
    * also listed on the monthly flyer

    ^ previously read on StoryLine


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