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Summer Reading Refresh

Need one more look at those summer reading lists?

Grades 11 & 12

How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines by Foster, Thomas C.
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Larson, Erik
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot, Rebecca
The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America by Rothstein, Richard
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race by Isaacson, Walter
Remote control by Okorafor, Nnedi
Between the world and me by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
The boys in the boat : Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Brown, Daniel
I never had it made : an autobiography by Robinson, Jackie
The last lecture by Pausch, Randy
The assist : hoops, hope, and the game of their lives by Swidey, Neil.
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory by Reeder, Lydia
The Joy Luck Club by Tan, Amy.
Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--From the Babylonians to the Maya by Teresi, Dick
The Story of America: Essays on Origins by Lepore, Jill
Things fall apart by Achebe, Chinua.

Grades 9 & 10

Salt to the sea : a novel by Sepetys, Ruta
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Shetterly, Margot Lee
Lu by Reynolds, Jason
Dread nation by Ireland, Justina.
Patina by Reynolds, Jason
Sunny by Reynolds, Jason
The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Hoose, Phillip M.
21 by Santiago, Wilfred
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time by Weiner, Jonathan.
Fever, 1793 by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Game changer by Greenwald, Tom
The Martian chronicles by Bradbury, Ray
My Ántonia by Cather, Willa
Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Jiang, Ji-li.
The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Spalding, Amy
Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team by Sheinkin, Steve
A universe of wishes : a We Need Diverse Books anthology by Clayton, Dhonielle (EDT)

Grade 8

Posted, John David Anderson
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees, Don Brown
Northern Light, Jennifer Donnelly
House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes
Echo, Pam Muñoz Ryan
Okay for Now, Gary D. Schmidt
Bomb : the race to build and steal the world
Piecing Me Together, Renée Watson
Rules of Survival, Nancy Werlin
I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world, Malala Yousafzai

Grade 7

Ashes / Laurie Halse Anderson
Chains / Laurie Halse Anderson
Forge / Laurie Halse Anderson
Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans / Don Brown
New kid / Jerry Craft
Full cicada moon / Marilyn Hilton
The Outsiders / S.E. Hinton
Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike ; young readers edition / Phil Knight
Freak the Mighty / Rodman Philbrick
The omnivore
Ghost / Jason Reynolds
Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures / Brian Selznick
Treasure of the world / Tara Sullivan
The bridge home / Padma Venkatraman
So B. It : a novel / by Sarah Weeks

Grade 6

The crossover / by Kwame Alexander
Nine, ten : a September 11 story / Nora Raleigh Baskin
Serafina and the black cloak / Robert Beatty
El Deafo / Cece Bell
Pashmina / Nidhi Chanani
Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina / Misty Copeland
Stella by starlight / Sharon Draper
The fourteenth goldfish / Jennifer L. Holm
Turtle in paradise / by Jennifer L. Holm
Hatchet / Gary Paulsen
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space / Margot Lee Shetterly
Treasure of the world / Tara Sullivan
Harbor me / Jacqueline Woodson
Front desk / Kelly Yang

Mass Children’s Book Award Nominees

The wild robot by Brown, Peter
When stars are scattered by Jamieson, Victoria
The witch boy by Ostertag, Molly.
The pants project by Clarke, Cat
A dash of trouble by Meriano, Anna
Becoming Muhammad Ali : a novel by Patterson, James
City spies by Ponti, James
The talk : conversations about race, love & truth by
Two truths and a lie : it's alive! by Paquette, Ammi-Joan
Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Blake, Ashley Herring
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish by Cartaya, Pablo
The storm runner by Cervantes, Jennifer
When life gives you mangos by Getten, Kereen
On point by Khan, Hena
Power forward by Khan, Hena
Measuring up by LaMotte, Lily
Merci Suárez changes gears by Medina, Meg
We're not from here by Rodkey, Geoff
To Night Owl from Dogfish by Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Clean getaway by Stone, Nic
Other words for home by Warga, Jasmine
Merci Suarez changes gears by Medina, Meg.
The Twelve by Lin, Cindy
Charlie Hernández & the league of shadows by Calejo, Ryan
Climate Change, 3 by Jackson, Tom
Love Like Sky by Youngblood, Leslie C.
Marcus Vega doesn't speak Spanish : a novel by Cartaya, Pablo
Other Words for Home by Warga, Jasmine
The Pants Project by Clarke, Cat
The Storm Runner by Cervantes, J. C.
The Wild Robot by Brown, Peter
Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream: Power Forward; On Point; Bounce Back (Bind-Up) by Khan, Hena
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