Escuela del Sol Junior High Summer Reading 2017

“Read some good, heavy, serious books.”--W.E.B. Du Bois

Escuela del Sol values reading as a crucial tool for life-long learning.  There is enjoyment to be derived from discussion, critical thinking and analyzation of various texts, as well as the opportunity to read a variety of genres and authors.  Keeping this in mind I have selected a variety of titles that will captivate, inspire and transport you this summer.  Enjoy!

Students should choose three titles from the list below that they will read over the summer.  Books need to be read before the start of school on August 14. Please put the student's name in the comment field when checking out and choose "in store pickup."

Students can purchase books at the Book Fair, May 22-24.   Please contact curriculum architect and program coordinator, Tanesia R. Hale-Jones, at tanesia@edelsol.org with any questions. 

  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Matched Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142419779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - September 20th, 2011

Delirium Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061726835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTorch - May 17th, 2016

The Maze Runner Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385737951
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - August 24th, 2010

Ender's Game Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780765370624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - October 1st, 2013

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781467710664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - March 1st, 2014

Tangerine Cover Image
By Edward Bloor, Danny De Vito (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780152057800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harcourt Paperbacks - September 2006

The Book Thief Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545722865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 29th, 2014