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Summer Reading 2021: Home

Summer reading information and booklists for WSA students in grades 6-12 in Fall, 2021.

Welcome to WSA Summer Reading!

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Summer is here, so it's time for special projects, resting and relaxing, and reading just for fun See the Grade Level tabs in the navigation above for reading lists and recommendations. 

This summer, try something new! Check out the blogs and podcasts at Book Riot or download free audiobooks from SYNC. Check out our local public libraries too!

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

SYNC - Audiobooks for Teens

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Two books will be available each week, April 29 through August 4.

Find the SYNC Calendar here!

SYNC social post image AWeek 4 , May 20 - 26, 2021 - How to Be Human

  • Generations Trilogy, Book 1, by Scott Sigler
  • What Makes Us, by Rafi Mittlefehldt

Week 5 , May 27 - June 2, 2021 - Making a New Life

  • Magic Barrel, by Bernard Malamud
  • Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard, by Mawi Asgedom

Week 6 , June 3 - 9, 2021 - Off to Paris

  • Rook, by Sharon Cameron
  • Salty, Bitter, Sweet, by Mayra Cuevas

Week 7, June 10 - 16, 2021: Creating Change

  • Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town, by Allen Cheney, with Julie Cantrell, Contributor
  • Extinction, by Hannie Rayson

Week 8, June 17 - 23, 2021: Listening to Art

  • Poemsia, by Lang Leav
  • This Is What I Know About Art, by Kimberly Drew

SYNC social media post image BWeek 9 , June 24 - 30, 2021 - Take Pride in Your True Self

  • Sasha Masha, by Agnes Borinsky
  • Stay Gold, by Tobly McSmith

Week 10, July 1 - 7, 2021 - Back Stories

  • Dust: Heirs of Neverland, Book 1, by Kara Swanson
  • The Raven's Tale, by Cat Winters

Week 11, July 8 - 14, 2021 - Romance and Relationships

  • The Henna Wars, by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

Week 12, July 15 - 21, 2021 - The Chill of the Thriller

  • The Ruinous Sweep, by Tim Wynne-Jones
  • The Body Snatcher and Other Stories, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Week 13, July 22 - 28, 2021 - Gleefully Familiar...Twisted

  • Not Your Sidekick: Sidekick Squad, Book 1, by C.B. Lee
  • Spellsinger 1: Spellsinger, by Alan Dean Foster

Week 14, July 29 - August 4, 2021: Secrets

  • Keep This to Yourself, by Tom Ryan
  • Storm and Fury: Harbinger series, Book 1, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Riot

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Book Riot is the largest independent book site in North America, and home to a variety of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres - including:


Comics and graphic novels

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Young Adult and more!

Speaking of podcasts, from great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Book Riot's Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit. A couple of recent episodes:

EXTRA CREDIT: COMING SOON TO A PODCAST AND VOD NEAR YOU - A a preview of some of the books the podcase hosts plan on reading (or revisiting) this summer, prior to watching the video on-demand screen adaptations.

EXTRA CREDIT: BOOKISHLY HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATLANTA SHOOTINGS - Japanese-American author Misa Sugiura joins the podcast to discuss some AAPI YA authors that are a little more under the radar than the ones you've heard of.

Check Out Our Local Public Libraries!


This guide is based on one created by Leigh Mantle, Resource Librarian at the Harpeth Hall School, Ann Scott Carell Library in Nashville, Tennessee.


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