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Summer Reading 2021: Science & Social Issues

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

Recommended Reads

Universe of particles exhibition - Britannica ImageQuestRecommended reads on this page include memoirs and narrative nonfiction on science and a variety of contemporary social issues, including racism, mental health, immigration, and anti-AAPI violence.  Genre information can be found at the end of each book description.

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, by George M. Johnson

The Birds of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered, by Michele Raffin

Discovering Wes Moore: Chances, Choices, Changes, by Wes Moore

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health, edited by Kelly Jensen

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement, by Paula Yoo

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home, edited by Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults, by Susan Kuklin


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