Mom, the Hero

Close Read Passage, 553 words, Realistic (fiction), Level Z1 (Grade 6), Lexile 890L

Meena's mom is a nurse in a New York City hospital when the COVID-19 pandemic begins. At first, Meena is annoyed at all the ways her life is affected by the pandemic. Soon, however, she begins to understand the seriousness of the situation—and how important her mother's job is.

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