This is the 2021 Westinghouse Campus Library Reading Guide. Please use the tabs at the top to navigate, but keep in mind, the grade bands are just a suggestion; reading "level" is about the same, but mature content does change with age. You should feel free to browse and read books from any list! (You can also check out the 2019 list here and the 2020 list here; there are no repeats from previous years, so they are definitely great for more options.) This year ALL books selected will be available on the Sora e-reading app and clicking the image link will take you to the book on Sora if you are signed in. All links will be for e-books unless otherwise noted. In many cases, audiobooks are also available, and are noted at the bottom of the description on Sora. See the READ ON SORA tab for more details. As always, I'll post a few of my favorite books below.
And because I could not have said it better if I tried, a quote from Kylene Beers on a young person's choice (summer) reading:
"I hope your students will enjoy summer reading. I hope they will have the experience of losing themselves in a book and at the same time, I hope they will find themselves in a book. I hope they finish a book they loved with more understanding of themselves, the people around them, and their world. I hope they discover that in opening up a book, they are opening themselves up to more: more experiences, more knowledge, more empathy, more what ifs and more could be’s."
I read a lot of books, but mostly, I read a lot of reviews! Here are some of my favorite places to look:
*indicates publication with age range suggestions
This year's theme for summer reading at Brooklyn Public Library is READ WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOUR READ. More information, including booklists and events for summer reading from the Brooklyn Public Library can be found HERE.
More info to come!
A big THANK YOU to the following librarians who helped with the 2021 list: Marie Southwell and Migdalia Caraballo