Summer is the PERFECT time to catch up on your reading! Why read? (You may ask) Because:
1. Reading can make you smarter!!
2. Reading helps increase empathy.
3. Reading can lower stress.
4. Reading may change your brain.
5. Reading is an excuse to put your phone away at night.
6. Reading helps families bond.
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Some books You May be Interested In!
The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak Year Published: 2007
The Book Thief is a story narrated by a compassionate Death who tells us about Liesel, a girl growing up in Germany during World War II. She steals books, learns to read, and finds comfort in words. She and Max, the Jew her family protects, are the only main characters that survive the war.
The Hate You Giveby Angie Thomas Year Published: 2017
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
The Helpby Kathryn Stockett Year Published: 2009
The Help is set in the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi, and told primarily from the first-person perspectives of three women: Aibileen Clark, Minny Jackson, and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. Aibileen is a maid who takes care of children and cleans. Her own 24-year-old son, Treelore, died from an accident on his job.
The Secret Life of Beesby Sue Monk Kidd Year Published: 2001
Set in 1964 in the fictitious town of Sylvan, South Carolina, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a 14-year-old white girl, Lily Melissa Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. She lives in a house with her abusive father, whom she refers to as T. Ray.
Ugliesby Scott Westerfield Year Published: 2005
It tells the story of teenager Tally Youngblood who rebels against society's enforced conformity, after her friends Shay and David show her the downsides to becoming a "Pretty," even though it is obvious to most people. Written for young adults, Uglies deals with themes of change, both emotional and physical
Wonderby R.J. Palacio Year Published: 2012
*This book is a little lower level, and WILL make you cry! But it is soooooo worth it! :)
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others.