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And suddenly, this very strange school year is ending. This is the last blog post this year with the type of themed content that has stood in for normal library visits since March 16. The theme this week is summer. Below are ebook versions of some of the books on this year's district summer pleasure reading lists. I've put the lists right here or you can link to the summer reading page on this website, where a lot of the previous years' lists can also be found. The Weekly Readalouds are either of books on the 2020 reading lists (TK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) or of my favorite heading-into-summer picture books (K, 4th, 5th). Summer reading is not required for elementary students in our district. Students entering 6th grade at MBMS do have required reading: three books from the list (below), at least one of which must be nonfiction. So while you and your students might choose to read books not on the lists, I do hope everyone enjoys reading every single day this summer.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
"Along with her contemporaries Ellen Tarry and Ezra Jack Keats, Gyo [Fujikawa] made books that opened the door for today's conversations about diversity. She started with an empty white page and a wish for a bigger, better world and laid out a whole dream--inviting publishers, teachers, readers, future writers, and illustrators to imagine a more inclusive future."
--It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad