2020 3-5 Grade Summer Reading List 2020

  1. Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
  2. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
  3. The Hello, Goodbye Window by Juster Raschka
  4. Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
  5. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
  6. Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  7. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  9. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  10. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  11. Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood From Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson
  12. The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
  13. What is Covid-19?frnhedb by Alexis Roumanis
  14. Uncovering Bias in the News by Duchess Harris, JD, PHD & Laura K. Murray
  15. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrinson
  16. She Persisted/Ella Persistió by Chelsea Clinton
  17. Little Dreamers: Visionary Women around the World by Vashti Harrison
  18. The Fake News Phenomenon by Duchess Harris, JD, PHD
  19. Environmental Protests by Duchess Harris, JD, PHD
  20. First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace
  21. Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
  22. Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan
  23. Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks
  24. Promise of Change by Jo Ann Allen Boyce & Debbie Levy
  25. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  26. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  27. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  28. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  29. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  30. For The Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George
  31. Por el derecho a Estudiar: la historia de Malala by Rebecca Langston-George Spanish
  32. Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes
  33. Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  34. Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
  35. The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen
  36. I walk with Vanessa by Kerascoet
  37. Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido
  38. Rulers of the playground by Joseph Kuefler
  39. The Miscalculations of Lightening Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  40. I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
  41. Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek
  42. La Telarana de Carlota by E. B. White
  43. Frida by Jonah Winter
  44. Dentro de mi imaginacion by Marta Arteaga
  45. My Name Is / Me LLamo: Gabriela by Monica Brown
  46. Esperanza Renace by Pam Muñoz Ryan

2020 6-8 Grade summer Reading List

  1. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  2. A River Of Words by Jen Bryant
  3. Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Melissa Sweet
  4. Moonshot: The Flight Of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  5. Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
  6. Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
  7. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  8. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
  9. The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
  10. Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
  11. Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movements by Carole Boston Weatherford
  12. When The Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc And The Creation Of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill
  13. The 57 Bus: A True Story Of Two Teenagers And The Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
  14. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement From 1954 to 1968 by Diane McWhorter
  15. Climate Change And The Polar Regions by Michael Burgan
  16. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot Of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
  17. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark by Debbie Levy
  18. No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, And Teenagers On Death Row by Susan Kuklin
  19. Martin Luther King Jr. by Adele Q. Brown
  20. Race Relation: The Struggle For Equality In America by Barbara Diggs
  21. Reading For Action: Engaging Youth In Social Justice Through Young Adult Literature by Ashley S. Boyd and Janine J. Darragh
  22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case Of R. B. G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter
  23. Threats To Civil Liberties: Policing by Bradley Steffens
  24. We Are Here To Stay: Voices Of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin
  25. We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden
  26. A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  27. Charlie Hernandez And The League Of Shadows by Ryan Calejo
  28. Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  29. Illuminae: The Illuminae Files-01 by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  30. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  31. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds Fiction
  32. Puddin’: Don’t Break The Rules, Change ‘Em by Julie Murphy
  33. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  34. The Season Of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
  35. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  36. American Dream: A Journey On Route 66 by Shing Yin Khor
  37. Badass Black Girl by M.J. Fievre
  38. Contemporary Issues: Education by Ashley Nicole
  39. Contemporary Issues: Race Relations by Erica Burton
  40. Dreams From Many Rivers: A Hispanic History Of The United States Told In Poems by Margarita Engle
  41. Girl Activist by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen
  42. Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani
  43. March Forward, Girl: From Young Warriors To Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals
  44. Open Mic: Riffs On Life Between Cultures In Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins
  45. Out Of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Maryory Wentworth
  46. Stars And Planets by Mack van Gageldonk
  47. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life Of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul
  48. Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs On Earth by Amy Stewart

2020 K - 2nd Grade Summer Reading List

  1. A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka
  2. Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  3. Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh
  4. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
  5. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
  6. Knock, Knock by Daniel Beaty
  7. There Is A Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems
  8. We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems
  9. More, More, More Said The Baby by Vera B. Williams
  10. Last Stop On Market Street by Matt De La Peña
  11. A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  12. A Litle Spot Stays Home by Diane Alber
  13. Grace For President by Kelly DiPucchio
  14. Let The Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
  15. Paula and the Pandemic by Dorothea Laurence
  16. On Our Street by Jillian Roberts and Jaime Casap
  17. The Colors Of Us by Karen Katz
  18. What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky
  19. What Is COVID-19? by Alexis Roumanis
  20. What Is Social Distancing? by Lindsey Coker Luckey
  21. What’s The Difference? by Doyin Richards
  22. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  23. Because by Mo Willems
  24. Bugs and Us by Patricia J. Murphy
  25. Flowers by Emily Bone
  26. Green Green by Maria and Baldev Lamba
  27. Hey, Wall by Susan Verde
  28. Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman
  29. Insects by Scholastic
  30. Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli
  31. Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi
  32. The Day I Lost My Superpowers by Michael Escoffier
  33. The Water Princess by Susan Verde
  34. I Wonder by K.A. Holt
  35. The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy
  36. The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas
  37. The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora
  38. Rules At The Library/ Reglas En La biblioteca by Dwayne Hicks
  39. Never Let A Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale
  40. Mr. Wiggle Looks For Answers by Carol Thompson
  41. Mr. Wiggle’s Book by Carol Thompson
  42. Mr. Wiggle’s Library by Carol Thompson
  43. Froggy Goes To The Library by Jonathan London
  44. Lola At The Library/ Lola En La Biblioteca by Anna McQuinn
  45. First Grade Takes A Test by Miriam Cohen
  46. Goodbye, School by Tonya Lippert
  47. Henry’s Show And Tell by Nancy Carlson
  48. Mission: Back To School by Susan Hood
  49. Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee
  50. Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter
  51. Otter Goes To School by Sam Garton
  52. Rules In Class / Reglas En El Salón De Clases by Dwayne Hicks
  53. Rules on The School Bus/ Reglas En El Autobús Escolar by Dwayne Hicks
  54. The Way To School by Rosemary A. McCarney
  55. Besos De Sol, Abrazos De Luna by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
  56. El Día En Que Descubres Quién Eres by Jacqueline Woodson
  57. El Pequeño Pez Blanco Está Muy FelIz by Guido Van Genechten
  58. El Pez Arcoíris / The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  59. Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos by Monica Brown
  60. La Coleccionista De Palabras by Sonja Wimmer
  61. Leer Con Un Oso by Carmen Oliver
  62. Lola / Islandborn by Junot Diaz
  63. Los Superheroes Están En Todas Partes by Kamala Harris
  64. Me LLamo Celia / My Name Is Celia by Monica Brown
  65. La Celebración by Susan Middleton Elya
  66. Ser Como El Bambú / Be Like The Bamboo by Ismael Cala
  67. Si Yo Tuviera Un Dragon/ If I Had A Dragon by Tom and Amanda Ellery