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Summer is almost here! It's time to be thinking about YOUR summer reading!
Below you'll find a list (in no particular order) to get you started. There are also links at the bottom of the list to help you on your way to find more interesting reads!

Happy Reading!

Our Summer Reading Theme this year is

Into Thin Air  by John Krakauer

Out of Africa  by Isak Dinesen

Shadows on the Grass  by Isak Dinesen

Alive: The story of the Andes survivors  by Piers Paul Rea

The Pact: Three young men make a promise and fulfill a dream   by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page

Frida  by Barbara Louise Mujica

Throwing like a Girl  by Weezie Kerr Mackey

Fever, 1793  by Laurie Halse Anderson

Courage: Eight portraits  by Gordon Brown

This Burning Land: Lessons from the front lines of the transformed Israeli-Palestinian conflict  by Greg Myre

1776   by David McCullough

The Endurance: Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition  by Caroline Alexander

The Ghost Map: The story of London's deadliest epidemic--and how it changed the way we think about disease, cities, science, and the modern world   by Steven Johnson

The Dressmaker   by Kate Alcott

Lincoln's Melancholy: How depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness   by  Joshua Wolf Shenk

Red Moon at Sharpsburg
   by Rosemary Wells

Blackout  by John Nance

Winter's Bone  by Daniel Woodrell

Haunted Heart: The life and times of Stephen King  by Lisa Rogak

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust  by Livia E. Bitton Jackson

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits   by Laila Lalami

Growing up X  by Ilyasah Shabazz

Footprints in the Snow  by Shengyan

Only as Good as your Word: Writing lessons from my favorite literary gurus   by Susan Shapiro

Copper Sun   by Sharon Draper

When you've finished those, or when you've found a new favorite author and want to read something similar, follow the links below for some hints:

Literature Map

Your Next Read

Which Book

What Should I Read Next?

There's no cure for curiosity!

Role of the Library:

The main role of the library is to be the foundation for, an integral part of, and an extension of the total school curriculum.  The library attempts to provide in an information rich world, the availability of, the access to, and the use of a wide range of resources to incorporate with textbook information in the classroom.  The library provides support materials to students and teachers and provides structures and planned opportunities for students to develop a full range of library and information skills which are most effectively learned when integrated with the needs and activities of the classroom.  (Eisenberg and Berkowitz)