3rd - 8th grade - Selections

“Build a Better World”

Students must choose at least one book (or more) from this list to read over the summer. We encourage you to read and discuss together as a family too! Our hope is that these books spark meaningful conversations for all.

 

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends #6) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781683691419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - September 24th, 2019

Mr. Lincoln's Way Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425288313
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - February 7th, 2017

Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448431444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - August 25th, 2003

Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448455570
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 23rd, 2010

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442403031
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2009

El Deafo: Superpowered Edition! Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748318
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Books - October 13th, 2020

Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans (America Handbooks, a Time for Kids Series) Cover Image
Please call store for availability.
ISBN: 9781683307761
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Time for Kids Books - December 19th, 2017

Bully Cover Image
Please call store for availability.
ISBN: 9780399257049
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2012

Staff Pick Badge
Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481450157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 30th, 2016

Staff Pick, 2016 Best of...

 


Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
Please call store for availability.
ISBN: 9781481465816
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

Sylvia & Aki Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781582463452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - July 9th, 2013

Staff Pick Badge
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

The Case of the Missing Auntie: A Mighty Muskrats Mystery: Book 2 Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781772601176
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Second Story Press - March 17th, 2020

Red River Resistance, 2 (Girl Called Echo #2) Cover Image
By Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson (Illustrator), Donovan Yaciuk (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781553797470
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Highwater Press - March 1st, 2019

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414124
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011

Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Staff Pick Badge
Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445820
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

Staff Pick Badge
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416905868
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

Staff Pick Badge
The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Staff Pick Badge
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

Staff Pick Badge
Stella by Starlight Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
Please call store for availability.
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: Backordered
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

Staff Pick Badge
Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061962790
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013

Amina's Voice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481492072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 1st, 2018

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439120425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

Other Words for Home Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Staff Pick Badge
When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
Please call store for availability.
ISBN: 9781481465816
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

Nowhere Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250211453
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2020

Finding Junie Kim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062987983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021