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Westerly High School Library: Summer Reading Suggestions

Wonder/Connect, Question/Focus, Investigate/Learn, Prepare/Analyze/Synthesize, Express/Create/Communicate, Reflect/Assess

Summer 2021 - READ WHAT YOU NEED!


   Summer 2021: READ WHAT YOU NEED

 This summer, all Students are required to read (or listen to) a book of their choice. Fiction or nonfiction - historic, realistic, science, sports, romance...whatever appeals to you, just read the book of your choice and we will be sharing out during advisory when you return to school in September. If you need some ideas, look at any of the links below. Just read!

Watch some of our staff share what they Need To Read this summer :)


Best of... lists

Best Books of 2020

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Podcasts on What should I read next?

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Read Across Rhode Island Book Selections


2020 Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush

2019 What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha

2018 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2017 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

2016 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

2015 Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

2014 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

2013 The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb

2012 Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

2011 The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney

2010 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

2009   Five Skies by Ron Carlson

2008   Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2007   The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

2006   Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

2005   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

2004   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

2003   Wish You Well by David Baldaci






Audio Book Links

Sync    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+

Read for Mental Health

Reading Well  

The books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and careers.