This is the 2020 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 last year's list here). Most books are available for free as ebooks or audiobooks through the public library systems or through our partnerships (graphic novels are a little harder to find digitally). See the READ FOR FREE tab for more details. As I read new books this summer, I will update my favorites on this home page.
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:
This year's theme for summer reading is IMAGINE YOUR STORY. Click the image below or go to summerreading.org for more information on booklists and events for summer reading from the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Public Library.