Escuela del Sol Junior High Summer Reading List 2019

“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.  You should CHOOSE THREE (or more) titles they will read over the summer.  During the first month of school you will compose an essay focusing on a theme from within one of the novels. Books must be FINISHED by the start of the school year. Happy Reading! 

These books will also be available for purchase at the Bookfair on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. 

  • Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie  by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • Ghost  by Jason Reynolds
  • Okay, For Now by Gary Schmidt
  • Matched by Ally Condie Legend
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Feed by M. T. Anderson
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 29th, 2014

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510426
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Published: Puffin Books - January 5th, 2016

Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Okay for Now Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544022805
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Published: Clarion Books - February 5th, 2013

Matched Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142419779
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Published: Penguin Books - September 20th, 2011

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

Stargirl (Stargirl Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375822339
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Published: Ember - May 14th, 2002

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547773742
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

Feed Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763662622
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Published: Candlewick - July 17th, 2012

Uglies Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442419810
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 3rd, 2011

Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416912057
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2009

Warcross Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399547973
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Published: Speak - June 26th, 2018

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1): Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284141
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2013