The inclusion (or lack thereof) of YA books on summer reading lists has set off quite a few people. I’d like to give an example of a pretty good summer reading list that I got to help create this summer.
I was very lucky for a number of reasons:
1. The High School did not have a summer reading list in the past.
2. I went to the High School in the town in which I work and the English Department Chair was my former English teacher.
3. They were really open to any suggestions I had and were looking for a wide range of reading and interest levels.
4. Although I came up with most of the list, two teachers did give me quite a bit of input. There are a few books on there that I wouldn’t have selected myself, but it makes for a much more balanced list.
Check it out and let me know what you think! I’m hoping to get some feedback from students, teachers, and my circ statistics and do some updating next year.