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!
Our Summer Reading Theme this year is Perseverance.
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:
Your Next Read
What Should I Read Next?
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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)