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Suggested Michigan Stories For Second Grade

 

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

The legend of Michigan by Trinka Hakes Noble

An old warrior and a young boy travel through the frigid cold of the north to teach the fierce North Wind how to live peacefully with his brothers, allowing the formerly uninhabitable land of Michigan to be settled.

The log cabin wedding by Ellen Howard

Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman to reap the harvest, Elvirey feels her heart "squeeze tight" at the thought of the widow and her Pap getting married.

Mitt, the Michigan mouse by Kathy-jo Wargin

Mitt, a white-footed mouse, lives in a mitten that is his only reminder of the family he once had, and when it is stolen, Mitt sets out for the city to find the owner of the dog that took his home.

Mr. Chickee's messy mission by Christopher Paul Curtis

Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter and his friends Russell and Richelle follow Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome, only to find the mysterious Mr. Chickee on the other side.

Rosa's bus by Jo S Kittinger

Follow the history of the bus Rosa Parks was riding on when she refused to give up her seat to a white man.  The true story will take you from the streets of Montgomery, Alabama, to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.