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Summer Reading List 2016

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers – If your grandmother is giving away a fortune, it is in your best interests to play along.

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R.Carey – Studying zombie children seemed like a good idea at the time...

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe – How things work, using simple words.

The History of Civilization in 50 Disasters by Gale Eaton – Why is planet Earth trying to kill us?

13 Hours: the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff - What really happened on September 11, 2012?

The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time by Christopher Russo – Asks and answers the questions.

This is Your Brain on Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers - How does out thought process influence the way we look at sports?

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist – Paralympian ski jumper seeks romance by interviewing childhood crushes. With charts!

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - Two old guys attempt to through-hike the Appalachian Trail.

The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner – Two teenagers attempt to through-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Kissing In America by Margo Rabb – A story of love, friendship and cross country bus trips.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – Maddie and Ollie want to explore the world together, unfortunatly, Maddie has a medical condition that keeps her from leaving the house.

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles – Two girls who have intellectual challenges grow to trust themselves and each other as they learn to fend for themselves in the world.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – A pair teens each fighting depression in a different way, fall in love.

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell – The deaths of three Civil Rights martyrs are examined.

Drowned City: Hurrican Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown – A graphic novel that gives an overview of the Katrina tragedy.

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang – The immigrant experience and racial stereotyping are examined in this graphic novel.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – This classic tells the tale of a family escaping the dust bowl for California.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne – Where is the most sensible place to wait out the apocalypse? A giant superstore, of course.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – While some teenagers in their town are fighting the forces of evil, our heroes have more reasonable goals.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu – What if Darth Vader was a teenage girl?

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – A pair of twins examine the monstrous changes in their lives.

If I Lie by Corrine Jackson – When her ex-boyfriend goes missing in action in Afghanistan, a girl must face the judgement of her town when she moves on.

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – A girl is attacked at a party, but her community rallies around the perpetrator rather then the victim.

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – The racially charged beating of a high school student is the event that ignites this story.

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy – A beauty pageant isn't the place Willowdean thought she would spend her summer, but this plus-sized Texan plans to make it her own.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – When Simon is blackmailed by a classmate, he examines his friendships and choices in this hilarious story.

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