Summer Reading 2021

Students in all grades may select one (or more!) of the suggested books below to read, OR they may read one or more books of their choosing. Students will be expected to write a summary of one book as their first grade of the new school year.

West End Summer Reading Suggestions
(These are just suggestions. Students are not required to choose a book from this list.)

Middle Grades

· Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

· Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

· When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

· Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

· The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

· Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

· Front Desk by Kelly Yang

· Booked by Kwame Alexander

· The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Geimenhart

· Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

· Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

· The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

· I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

· El Deafo by Cece Bell

· Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

· How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle

· Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Media

· Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

· A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

· Pax by Sara Pennypacker

· Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

· Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary Scmidt

· Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

· Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath

· From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

· Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

· Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson

· The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

· The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

· Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Young Adult

· Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

· Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

· Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

· Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

· Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

· The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

· The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine

· Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow

· Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

· Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

· The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher

· Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

· Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

· Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

· Tweet Cute by Emma Lord