CRLS Summer Reading 2020

Reading and Listening for Comfort and Community

Summer Reading Expectations:

Choose - Read - Listen - Share

Each student will choose 3-5 titles (books, audiobooks, ebooks, or podcasts) in any language to read or listen to that will bring them comfort and community. In the fall, they will share reflections about their reading experience during our community-wide discussion.

Summer Reading Letter to CRLS Families

(Also available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Amharic)

Every student will receive 1 print book to read, enjoy, and keep!

  • Students will choose 1 of these five high quality print titles

  1. The Way You Make Me Feel: Find comfort in a laugh out loud story about love, new friendships, and a summer that doesn’t go as planned.

  2. Six of Crows: A magical thriller where six dangerous outcasts take on an impossible heist that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams -- if they don’t kill each other first.

  3. New Kid: A humorous and heartbreaking story about a boy discovering his identity as he navigates the path between his neighborhood community and his new school.

  4. Breaking Glass: This reimagining of Harley Quinn’s origin story finds her facing a difficult choice: campaign to make her neighborhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.

  5. Rising Above: Dive into the inspirational, real-life stories of superstar athletes like Lebron James, Stephen Curry, and Tim Howard to learn how their perseverance and passion paid off.

Print Book Pick-Up

(also available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Amharic)

Don't miss the final pick up date!

  • Wednesday, October 7th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, CRLS Print and Production Room on Felton Street (the corner of campus just across the street from the Starbucks on Broadway): CRLS Library Teachers Ms. Boninti and Ms. Houston will hand out summer reading books

In the event that someone doesn’t get the print book they want, they can access audiobook and ebook versions of all five options through Sora.

Every student will read 2-4 additional titles (print, audiobook, ebook, or podcast)

Students may read any titles they choose in any language. Titles can be print books, audiobooks, ebooks, or podcasts.

Not sure what titles to choose? Here are a few suggestions:

How to Access Free Audiobook and eBook Titles

Sora is our library's collection of free digital books representing a wide variety of genres, topics, and reading levels. You can access Sora on your Chromebook or your personal device.


Kendall Boninti, CRLS Library Teacher,

Emily Houston, CRLS Library Teacher,

Damon Smith, CRLS Principal,

Jennifer Hamilton, CRLS Dean of Curriculum & Program, English,