Summer Reading 2017

Beach Reading

Stay tuned for our 2017 Summer Reading suggestions!


Summer Reading Suggestions for Incoming 9th Graders



by Sarah Darer Littman
In this page-turner, a case of cyberbullying goes deeper than anybody dared to think.


Dreamland Burning
by Jennifer Latham
A teenager finds a skeleton on her property, potentially a victim of race riots 100 years earlier.


Everything that Makes You
by Moriah McStay
In alternating chapters, a girl experiences her high school life in two ways: one in which she is disfigured from a childhood accident, and another where her life is "normal."


Life as We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
After a comet hits the moon, a Pennsylvania struggles to survive through weather changes, food shortage, and disease outbreak.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
A teenager travels to Wales to explore the truth behind his grandfather's tall tales, leading him to an abandoned orphanage full of secrets.


by John Corey Whaley
A deceased teenager returns to high school after receiving one of the first successful head transplants. 


The Outliers
by Kimberly McCreight
In this page-turning thriller, a girl sets out to rescue her friend after receiving a cryptic text message. 


by Harlan Coben
When his girlfriend vanishes, Mickey sets out to find her, leading him to learn she has some secrets. 



The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century
by Sarah Elizabeth Miller
"Lizzie Borden took an axe..." Or did she? Using primary sources, the author leads the reader on a journey to separate truth from fiction in this famous murder case. 


Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities
by Chris Barton
Tales of people using false identities, either for safety or to con others. 


The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: a Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
by Tanya Lee Stone
A history of Barbie, from her beginnings as a feminist icon, to her role in promoting negative body image, and everything in between. 


March: Book One
by John Lewis
The first book in a graphic novel trilogy about the life of Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Lewis.


The Other Wes Moore
by Wes Moore
Two students, both named Wes Moore, grow up two blocks from each other, yet end up in very different places: one a Rhodes Scholar and one a prisoner. 


Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore
During WWI, hundreds of young women worked in radium dial factories. Little did they know, their jobs were slowly killing them. 



Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
by Jennifer S. Holland
Stories of animal heroes, including a pod of dolphins who shielded swimmers from a shark attack, and a cat who risked his life to save a kitten from a tornado. 


What If?: Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
by Randall Munroe
The author of the web comic xcdc finds legitmate scientific answers to outlandish questions, such as how fast you can drive over a speed bump and live, and how long humanity would last in the face of a robotic apocalypse. 


Summer Reading Suggestions for Incoming 8th Graders