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2018 Summer Reading Challenges

Roxanne Feldman
For the summer of 2018, we challenge the MS Students to expand their reading horizon by reading books from the SUMMER READING RECOMMENDED LISTS or from their local libraries and bookstores that achieve three goals.   Students who report back to the MS Library in the fall that demonstrate meeting all these goals will receive certificates and gifts.  Details of the challenge and an example are: 
In the summer of 2018, I will read books that, 
  • feature characters who have different life experiences from me,

  • explore topics I don’t know much about,

  • in genres that I don’t normally gravitate to.
For example, Mrs. Feldman read the following books in the past few months:

  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, a treasure-hunt/mystery featuring African American children and adults from Georgia and a history that needs to be remembered.  (For grades 5-7)

  • Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell, a verse docu-novel based on back story of the landmark supreme court case that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage in 1967. (For grades 6 and up)

  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater, a compassionate account of a criminal case involving two teenagers from Oakland, California: one is a genderqueer teen and the other is a 16-year-old who didn't anticipate the severe consequences of his action. (For grades 7 and up)
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