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Summer Reading and Optional Tiger Summer Reading List

Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and increase their language skills.  We encourage all students to participate in the optional Tiger Summer Reading List.  We will celebrate those students who choose to participate at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  (Go to to download the "Strive for 5!" Summer Reading log.)

Optional Tiger Summer Reading List

  • Strive for 5! Summer Reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (non-fiction/STEAM book) 
  • White Bird by R.J. Palacio (graphic novel) 
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft (Newberry Award and graphic novel)
  • Out of My Mind by Shavon Draper
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze
  • Hope Nation: Inspirational Stories from Young Adult Authors
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • Gated by Amy Christine Parker
  • In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
  • Wild Bird by Wendlin Van Draanen
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Ghost (my personal favorite) by Jason Reynolds
  • One of the Murphys by Linda Hunt Mullaly
  • Fast Break by Mike Lupica
  • The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
Dr. Chantelle Baker
(803) 438-7414