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Summer Reading 2020: Nonfiction

Summer reading information and booklists for WSA students in grades 6-12 in Fall, 2020.

Recommended Reads

Seated man reading a book, 1888 - Britannica ImageQuestRecommended reads on this page include memoirs of an Olympic athlete, a neurosurgeon, a bestselling author, and an Iranian immigrant to the United States. Also here are intriguing examples of science and nature writing.  Genre information can be found at the end of each book description.

Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, by James R. Doty, MD

Audubon, On the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion, by Jon Katz

Hey, kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, by Jarrett Krosoczka

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World, by Mark Miodownik

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, edited by Mitali Perkins

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, by Sara Saedi

The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution’s Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life’s Biggest Problems, by Matt Simon

They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker


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