2020 Summer Reading Lists (Middle School/Young Adult)

It is officially summer!  School’s out and of course that means...summer reading lists and "school packets" have been finalized. 

Brown Babies Books has reviewed a few of the lists and compiled our own representation-based short list of titles.  You can view our shortlist below.

~Happy Readings!

 

2020 Rainbow (LGBTQA) Book List:

  • "Kings, Queens and In-Betweens"; Boteju, Tanya (Grades 9+) $18.99
  • "The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali"; Khan, Sabina (Grades 9+) $10.99
  • "Pet"; Emezi, Akwaeke (Grades 9+) $17.99
  • "We Set the Dark on Fire"; Mejia, Tehlor Kay (Grades 9+) $10.99

 

2019 & 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Award List:

  • "Finding Langston"; Cline-Ransom, Lesa (Grades 4-6) $16.99
  • "Genesis Begins Again"; Williams, Alicia D. (Grades 5-8) $17.99
  • "New Kid"; Jerry Craft (Grades 4-6) $12.99
  • “The Parker Inheritance"; Johnson, Varian (Grades 4-6) $7.99
  • "Season of Styx Malone"; Magoon, Kekla (Grades 4-6) $7.99
  • "Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky"; Mbalia, Kwame (Grades 4-6) $17.99

 

2019 & 2020 Walter Awards List:

  • "A Good Kind of Trouble"; Ramee, Lisa Moore (Grades 4-6) $7.99
  • "Ghost Boys"; Parker Rhodes, Jewell (Grades 4-7) $7.99
  • "Other Words for Home"; Warga, Jasmine (Grades 4-7) $16.99
  • "Pet"; Emezi, Akwaeke (Grades 9+) $17.99
  • "The Poet X"; Acevedo, Elizabeth (Grades 7+) $12.99
  • "With the Fire on High"; Acevedo, Elizabeth (Grades 7+) $17.99

 

2019 & 2020 Pura Belpre' Award List:

  • "The Poet X"; Acevedo, Elizabeth (Grades 7+) $12.99
  • "Sal & Gabi Break the Universe"; Hernandez, Carlos (Grades 4-7) $7.99