Realistic (fiction) 667 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 550L.Elena is excited for her upcoming birthday, but worries her family will forget it--and her--after the recent birth of her baby sister. In Birthday Blues, Elena's older sister, Nina, helps her work through her feelings and realize how fun having a younger sister will be--just in time for a birthday surprise. This book can also be used to help students connect to prior knowledge and analyze characters.
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