Ready for Summer Reading?
Don’t let summer slump set in! Keep your mind sharp with some exciting books that you won’t be able to put down!
All rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are required to read one novel from the 2021-22 SC Junior Book Award Nominee List.
Students will complete discussion questions using the Summer Reading Google Form prior to August 20th and should be prepared to discuss their book early in the school year.
2021-22 SC Junior Book Award Nominees
Students can choose any book from this list to read for summer reading. The SCJBA nominees are a diverse collection of middle grade and young adult books geared to meet the needs and interests of students ages 11-14. These books are intended to address a variety of readers and families, and not every book will be a good fit. Families are encouraged to research the books and select titles with their student to ensure a good fit for their child and family. Click on each link to read a brief synopsis:
Stamped - Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi
Blackbird Girls - Anna Blankman
Revenge of the Red Club - Kim Harrington
Other Words for Home - Jasmine Warga
The Mystwick School of Musicraft - Jessica Khoury
Wildfire - Rodman Philbrick
From the Desk of Zoe Washington - Janae Marks
Free Lunch - Rex Ogle
The Light in Hidden Places - Sharon Cameron
Efren Divided - Ernesto Cisneros
Black Brother, Black Brother - Jewell Parker Rhodes
Nightbooks - J.A. White
When Stars are Scattered - Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky - Kwame Mbalia
The Only Black Girls in Town - Brandy Colbert
96 Miles - J.L. Esplin
Things You Can't Say - Jenn Bishop
Searching for Lottie - Susan Ross
Summer of a Thousand Pies - Margaret Dilloway
Running Wild - Lucy Jane Bledsoe
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