Summer Reading List 2021

Salem High

Stamped: El Racismo, El Antirracismo Y Tu / Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginnin by Reynolds, Jason
I was their American dream : a graphic memoir by Gharib, Malaka
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Reynolds, Jason
Punching the air by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
I was their American dream : a graphic memoir by Gharib, Malaka.
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Kendi, Ibram X.

Essex Tech

The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates by Moore, Wes
Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world by McRaven, William H.
Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world by McRaven, Admiral William H.

Salem Academy

The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates by Moore, Wes
Out of my mind by Draper, Sharon M.
American Born Chinese by Yang, Gene Luen
Interpreter of Maladies by Lahiri, Jhumpa
El Color de mis Palabras = The Color of My Words by Joseph, Lynn
The old man and the sea by Hemingway, Ernest
The color of my words by Joseph, Lynn.
Interpreter of maladies : stories by Lahiri, Jhumpa.
The book thief by Zusak, Markus
The book thief by Zusak, Markus.
American born Chinese by Yang, Gene Luen
American born Chinese by Yang, Gene Luen.
Interpreter of maladies by Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Interpreter of maladies stories by Lahiri, Jhumpa.

ALSC Suggestions (Grades 6-8)

Amari and the night brothers by Alston, B. B.
Ancestor approved : intertribal stories for kids by
Fighting words by Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
King and the dragonflies by Callender, Kacen
Efrén divided : a novel by Cisneros, Ernesto
Show me a sign by LeZotte, Ann Clare
From the desk of Zoe Washington by Marks, Janae
Chirp by Messner, Kate
Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) by Nayeri, Daniel
Cece Rios and the desert of souls by Rivera, Kaela
Root magic by Royce, Eden
Beetle & the Hollowbones by Layne, Aliza
Tracking pythons : the quest to catch an invasive predator and save an ecosystem by Messner, Kate
All thirteen : the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys' soccer team by Soontornvat, Christina
Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir by Ha, Robin
Legacy : women poets of the Harlem renaissance by Grimes, Nikki.
Starfish by Fipps, Lisa.

ALSC Suggestions (Grades 3-5)

A sporting chance : how Ludwig Guttmann created the Paralympic Games by Alexander, Lori
Isaiah Dunn is my hero by Baptist, Kelly J.
The total eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Cuevas, Adrianna.
Stella Díaz dreams big by Dominguez, Angela
The last bear by Gold, Hannah
When you trap a tiger by Keller, Tae
Shaking up the house by Mendez, Yamile Saied
Any day with you by Respicio, Mae
Skunk and Badger by Timberlake, Amy
Three keys : a front desk novel by Yang, Kelly.
Bear by Queen, Ben.
Super detectives! by Atkinson, Cale
Stamped (for kids) : racism, antiracism, and you by Cherry-Paul, Sonja
The how and wow of the human body : from your tongue to your toes and all the guts in between by Thomas, Mindy
We are still here! : native American truth everyone should know by Sorell, Traci
The year I flew away by Arnold, Marie.

ALSC Suggestions (Grades K – 2)

Baloney and friends by Pizzoli, Greg
The Electric Slide and Kai by Baptist, Kelly J.
Milo imagines the world by de la Peña, Matt
A place inside of me : a poem to heal the heart by Elliott, Zetta
Eyes that kiss in the corners by Ho, Joanna
Black is a rainbow color by Joy, Angela
Lift by Lê, Minh
I am a bird by Lim, Hope