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Summer Reading 2017: Home

Required reading and summer reading choices lists for WSA students in Grades 6-11.

Welcome to WSA Summer Reading!

Reading on a foggy morning in Chance Cove Provincial Park in Newfoundland, Canada - Britannica ImageQuestSummer is a time for vacations, relaxing, extra time with family and friends, and books! While students are reading for enjoyment they are engaged and learning over the summer months. Reading Lists are outlined by Grade Level in the navigation above. 

This summer, try something new! Take the Reading Without Walls Challenge and edge out of your comfort zone, or download free audiobooks from SYNC.

Return to the WSA Library homepage to find links to many online databases and other helpful resources.

Take the "Reading Without Walls" Challenge

The Reading Without Walls ChallengeGene Yuen Lang is a comics artist and author of many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese and The Eternal Smile.  He is also the 2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and in that role he issue the Reading Without Walls Challenge: 

"I want every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books.  Books have played a vital role in getting me outside of my comfort zone.  I believe they can do the same for you."


Reading Without Walls Challenge

Ambassador Yang adds, "If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!"

Sync - Free Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC Poster 2017SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13+. Get two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes - through August 16. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

AudioFile posters have plot summaries of the books being offered, plus QR codes you can scan to hear audio clips from each book.

Teen Programs at Local Libraries

Check out our local public libraries!  

  • Volunteer to help with library events for younger children
  • Read for fun and win free books and other prizes
  • Sign up for free activities and field trips just for teens - At Poulsbo and Bainbridge Libraries ;there are lots of activites planned for teens: a Video Game Design camp, writing and art camps, tech nights, and trips to Seattle attractions


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