I hereby declare 16-17 as La Mesa's year of reading. Join us to share your favorite books and learn about a few new ones. This summer I vowed to read a book a week and I made it! Here are a few of the titles from the 10 I have finished so far.
When I was in junior high I loved stories that I could relate to. For me, this meant realistic fiction. Even if I hadn't had similar experiences to the characters in the book I could still relate to their struggles and learn to walk in someone else's shoes for a short period of time. This summer I read two stories about teens growing up under diverse conditions. Each one of them had a unique story to share .
What are your favorite realistic fiction books?
During Banned Books Week we celebrate our freedom to choose what we read. We are lucky to live in a country where the First Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech, including reading. Children in other countries are not as fortunate. Have you read any books that people have tried to ban from libraries? Stop by and check out the display today.
The Birthday Book Club is open to anyone who would like to support our school library.
Joining is easy . . .
1. Click the link to visit our school library’s Amazon wish list
2. Choose a book your child would like to read and order it for the library. Be sure to include your child’s name on the order.
3. Your child will receive a special birthday card from us and have first rights to read the book.
Take your next reading adventure under the sea with one of these dystopian titles.
Or maybe you want to try a new one . . . here's the trailer for Undertow by Michael Buckley. I haven't read it yet, but if you like dystopian tales with mermaids, this might be the one for you!
Here are some of my favorite action and adventure series for summer reading. Click on the book cover to read reviews on Goodreads.