2020 PTHS

Summer Reading

PRInTS 2020

Pequannock Township High School

Even though the requirement is one book, we are encouraging the continuation of reading multiple texts throughout the summer and into the upcoming school year. As we have done in years past we will continue to encourage reading choice at the high school level. Below are our recommendations for books in various genres of literature. Students do not have to limit their choices to the books listed here. These are merely jumping off points. Read far and wide about topics that most interest you.

Upon return to school, students will be expected to demonstrate their abilities to address theme, supported by quotes and relevant evidence. As you scroll to the bottom of the page you will find information about how to access more summer ebook and audio options through the Pequannock Township Public Library. And finally, don't wait until school starts to share your favorite reads or listens! At the bottom of the page we have a Flipgrid for high school students to share their thoughts about what they are reading. Join in the conversation and get reading!

New Audio Resources

This link will take you to FREE Audio Plays from L. A. Theatre Works. Students can enjoy such plays as Cyrano de Bergerac, The Grapes of Wrath, Midsummer Night's Dream and more....

Recommendations for High School Students

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All titles are considered Young Adult, except where noted as Adult.

Facing Racism

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, Jason Reynolds

So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo (Adult)

Light It Up, Kekla Magoon

Red at the Bone, Jaqueline Woodson (Adult)

The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead (Adult)

How to be an AntiRacist, Ibram X. Kendi (Adult)


Burn, Patrick Ness.

Middle Game, Seanan McGuire (Adult)

The Swallows, Lisa Lutz (Adult)

The Last True Poets of the Sea, Julia Drake (Hoopla audiobook available)

Humorous & Authentic

The Field guide to the North American Teenager, Ben Philippe (Hoopla audiobook available)

Not So Pure and Simple, Lamar Giles (Hoopla available)

Belly Up, Eva Darrows


Bent Heavens, Daniel Krauss

Tigers, Not Daughter, Samantha Mabry (Hoopla available)

The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, Laura Ruby (Hoopla available)

Red Hood, Elana K. Arnold

Heartfelt Historical Fiction

They Went Left, Monica Hesse

We Are Not Free, Tracy Chee

The Fountains of Silence, Ruta Sepetys

Dominicana, Angie Cruz (Adult)

Where the World Ends, Geraldine McCaughrean

Nonfiction Narratives

Games of Deception:The True..., Andrew Maraniss

Dreamland: The True Story..., Sam Quinones

The Master Plan: My Journey..., Chris Wilson (Adult)

Action-Packed, First-in Series

Fireborne, Rosaria munda

Call Down the Hawk, Maggie Stiefwater

Aurora Rising, Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

There Will Come a Darkness, Katy Rose Pool

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games Prequel)


Clap When You Can, Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Trailer

Know My Name, Chanel Miller (Adult)

Brave Face, Shaun David Hutchinson

A Danger to Herself and Others, Alyssa Sheinmel (Hoopla available)

Raw & Gritty

We Are Not From Here, Jenny Torres Sanchez

Gravity, Sarah Deming

Patron Saints of Nothing, Randy Ribay

Wilder Girls, Rory Power

Love is Complicated

Birthday, Meredith Russo

With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo (Hoopla available)

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, Junauda Petrus

Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender

Chapter 1

Frankly in Love, David Yoon

What If...

Last Bus to Everland, Sophie Cameron

Again Again, E. Lockhart

Agnes at the End of the World, Kelly McWilliams

Hoopla Ebook & Audiobook Recommendations

Students can also borrow books via Hoopla and the Pequannock Public Library. Each Hoopla title offers unlimited borrows, so no matter what, they're available for you to read immediately! In order to borrow from Hoopla, you'll need to create a Hoopla account using your Pequannock Public Library card number and PIN. If you do not know or can't find your card number and/or PIN, email circ-peq@mainlib.org for details. You may visit or call the Pequannock Public Library upon reopening.

How to Hoopla

Check out the video to the right for help with "how to Hoopla" and you, too, can soon be Hoopla-ing the hottest books all summer!

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We can't wait until school starts! We would love to hear about your summer reading! Visit the HS PRInTS Flipgrid below to share your favorite summer read right now! Click "Login with Google" to start sharing.