Reading List for 2018-2019

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Flashback Four: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Books are chosen by the committee members the previous spring, prior to the end of the school year. Considerations when selecting titles for the list include reading level, popularity/appeal, diversity, awards received, promotion of excellent titles that may not be well known, the number of available copies of each title in the NCLS catalog, and availability of paperback, e-book, or audio copies.

For parents and coaches interested in learning more about the selected titles, please feel free to visit any of the following websites:

School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

Common Sense Media

The Children's Book Review