Summer 2012 Reading List

Children's Books

       
Middle School Middle School Early & Upper Elementary Upper Elementary  
       
Middle School Early Elementary Early & Upper Elementary Early & Upper Elementary  
   
  Middle School  Middle School Upper Elementary   Upper Elementary  
         
  Middle School        

 

Young Adult - Fiction

       
     

 

Young Adult - Nonfiction

       
     

 

Education

         

 

Poetry and Literature

 
     

Adult Nonfiction

 
   
   
 

 

Archived Lists

   
Summer Reading List 2010:
Reading With a Purpose
Summer Reading List 2011:
Reading With a Purpose
   
       

  

Children's Books

Bread and Roses, Too Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780547076515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 12th, 2008

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Dancing Home Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416900887
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atheneum Books - July 12th, 2011

Grace for President Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423139997
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books - March 6th, 2012

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat [With CD] Cover Image
By Nikki Giovanni, Alicia Vergel De Dios (Illustrator), Damian Ward (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781402210488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - October 2008

A Little Piece of Ground Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931859387
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - October 2006

Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781580893855
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - September 2011

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Ruth and the Green Book Cover Image
By Calvin A. Ramsey, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780761352556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - November 2010

Asa, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780938317890
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - January 2004

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Sylvia & Aki Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781582463377
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tricycle Press - July 12th, 2011

A Thousand Never Evers Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440422099
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling Books - December 22nd, 2009

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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780786808328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jump at the Sun - January 8th, 2008

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Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781933693965
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 4th, 2011

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The Wild Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547581316
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - March 20th, 2012

 

 

Young Adult - Fiction 


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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 2009

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Crow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869280
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

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Little Brother Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780765323118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - April 13th, 2010

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad Press - December 27th, 2011

Tankborn Cover Image
This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9781600606625
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tu Books - April 2013

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Zora and Me Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763658144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 27th, 2011

 

 

Young Adult - Nonfiction


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Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781442446366
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2012

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780817357146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Alabama Press - March 2012

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Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets Cover Image
$15.35
ISBN: 9781558616691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - April 12th, 2011

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The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World Cover Image
By John Carlos, Dave Zirin (With), Cornel West (Foreword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781608461271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - October 4th, 2011

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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761361695
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - January 2012

A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780805087444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Metropolitan Books - April 1st, 2008

A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Contribution by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781583228692
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Triangle Square - June 2nd, 2009

 

 

Education


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Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People's Children Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781595580467
Availability: Special Order
Published: New Press - March 20th, 2012

Pencils Down: Rethinking High-Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools Cover Image
By Wayne Au (Editor), Melissa Bollow Tempel (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780942961515
Availability: Special Order
Published: Rethinking Schools - March 31st, 2012

Planning To Change the World - 2012/2013: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780942961942
Availability: Special Order
Published: Rethinking Schools - June 6th, 2012

Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets Cover Image
$43.95
ISBN: 9780415895392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Routledge - May 29th, 2012

Rethinking Elementary Education Cover Image
By Linda Christensen (Editor), Mark Hansen (Editor), Bob Peterson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780942961522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rethinking Schools - April 15th, 2012

 

 

Poetry and Literature


Alif the Unseen Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802120205
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - June 19th, 2012

An Onion of Wars Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780883783306
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Third World Press - April 28th, 2012

Home Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780307594167
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 8th, 2012

In the Shadow of the Banyan Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451657708
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2012

Kingston Noir Cover Image
By Colin Channer (Editor), Chris Abani (Contribution by), Kwame Dawes (Contribution by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617750748
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - May 29th, 2012

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A Moment in the Sun Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936365586
Availability: Special Order
Published: McSweeney's - February 28th, 2012

Silver Sparrow Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616201425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - May 8th, 2012

 

 

Adult Nonfiction


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The Black History of the White House Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780872865327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: City Lights Books - January 2011

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780883783375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Third World Press - January 2012

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307946430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Books - September 20th, 2011

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Cover Image
By Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco (Illustrator)
This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9781568586434
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Nation Books - June 12th, 2012

Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark Cover Image
$33.00
ISBN: 9780807872222
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 2012

Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780822352112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Duke University Press - May 22nd, 2012

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780252078880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Illinois Press - July 20th, 2012

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East Cover Image
This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9780547134666
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 28th, 2012

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743296281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone Books - October 16th, 2007

My Song: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.50
ISBN: 9780307272263
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 11th, 2011

Occupy Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781884519017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Zuccotti Park Press - May 2012

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780853459910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Monthly Review Press - January 1997

A People's History of the United States Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062397348
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - November 17th, 2015

Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781935439240
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ig Publishing - May 31st, 2011

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America Cover Image
This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9780300165418
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - September 20th, 2011

A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781616201302
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - April 24th, 2012