Children Readers Advisory, Summer Reading

A Universe of Stories for High School

June 12 marks the start of our summer reading program at NPL! Below are some NPL recommendations for high school readers.

About Universe of Stories

This summer we’re reading with the theme “A Universe of Stories” in mind. The theme “A Universe of Stories” was chosen by the Collaborative Summer Reading program to help inspire all ages to dream big, create their own story, and explore real and imaginary places, including Outer Space.

Defy the stars / Claudia Gray. Human Noemi and robot Abel are on opposite sides in an interstellar war.

The poet X / Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara starts writing poetry to explore her feelings about sex, relationships and body image.

Unbroken, 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens / Marieke Nijkamp. Short stories by #ownvoices authors. (Available via Overdrive).

Check, please! / Ngozi Ukazu. Freshman Eric balances baking, hockey, and his crush on team captian, Jack.