Jun 10, 2018

Summer Reading

Our district's Summer Enrichment program has been released to students and families. As always, our goal is to give students limited structured activities that will keep skills fresh without getting in the way of summer. I look forward to hearing the students share the great books they have discovered this summer.

For myself, this will be the first summer in 10 years where I will not be preparing for a fall graduate class. In place of academic texts and professional reading I plan to catch up on middle school fiction, graphic novels, and biographies. There are a few "adult" titles in the mix because they have been on the shelf too long and need to be read. Of course, this list of 45 books may shift as I visit the public library, explore NetGalley, or browse the bookstore. Some of these titles were recommended by students, colleagues, review blogs, or have been sitting on my bookshelf (physical and virtual) for way too long. There are also a few that I have "reading" for several years -- this is the summer they will be finished!

100 Cupboards
20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Bad Mermaids Make Waves
Belly Up
Brown Girl Dreaming
The Complete Horowitz Horror
Coraline Graphic Novel
Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities
Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices
The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy
Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Fortunately, the Milk
Gulliver's Travels
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Invisible Emmie

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