2020 3-5 Grade Summer Reading List 2020

  1. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

  2. Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

  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. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

  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

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