Summer Reading Program

Anti-Racist Reads

The following ebooks are available for our students looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism. Visit our ebook website or the Axis 360 app to check out these materials. Please contact a librarian for more recommendations.


Fiction

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone

  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Nonfiction

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson

  • When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

District 228 Summer Reading Initiative

Join the District 228 librarians every week as we talk about books and provide some book-related activities over summer! Contact your building librarians for more information or book recommendations!

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Why read science fiction?


A good work of science fiction gives us a vision of the future based on a foundation of realism. Most science fiction is rooted in our current world, where we then reflect on how humans interact with each other, technology and the environment.

SCIENCE Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Like these titles? Most are Lincoln books! Check out the full list for more great reads!

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Mysteries


Write & publish your own mystery!


If you love mysteries, why not try writing your own? There are plenty of websites offering writing prompts that can get you started. Or you can draw inspiration from your peers by checking out the mysteries section of the online teen magazine Teen Ink. Then when you've crafted your own story submit it to Teen Ink.

Use our Axis 360 ebook catalog to check out books!

  1. Download the Axis 360 app

  2. Press 'Login' in upper right corner

  3. Search for 'Bremen High School District 228'

  4. Type D228 student ID number for the Login. For students, this could look like: D22848598. (For staff, use D228 first initial last name. For example: D228bjohnson)

  5. If you have not created an account, you will be prompted to fill in a registration screen where you will type in a username, and your school email (12233@bhsd228.com).

Graphic Novels

Romance

LGBTQ+ Books

Happily Ever After is more than a random meet-cute; you have to create your own goals and dreams and go get them!

Lincoln Books

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Every year a panel of student, librarians, and educators from across the state come together to create a recommended book list for Illinois High School Students. If you read at least 4 titles by the end on March 2021, you can participate in the state-wide vote to choose a winner! Ask you school librarian for details about the program and more raffles and activities taking place at your school!


CLICK HERE to view the full list

SYNC

Sync: Audiobooks for Teens is offering 2 free audiobooks per week all summer long! Simply visit the website and download your books to listen. After completing each book, fill out this Google Form to enter into our summer reading raffle for a chance to win free books and other prizes!

Public Libraries

Check your public library for even more fun summer reading opportunities!