Are you a middle or high school student in Bolingbrook? We know you’ve been challenged by your teachers to read this summer, and we’ve got you covered! Check out the information below, or visit the Vortex on the 2nd Floor to grab the books you need.

Middle School Summer Reading Challenge

Choose books that are of interest to you, keep track of your reading and complete different reading tasks all summer long! Your teachers have created recommended book lists for you (see below), but you’re free to choose any book you like. Check out vvsd.org for more information.

Middle school students have also been challenged to read Bird by Crystal Chan and share their experience with someone from the community. You should have received a copy of the book from school, but you can find copies in our catalog.

BHS Reading Raiders Summer Reading Challenge

Bolingbrook High School students need to read two books this summer. Your first book should come from these books below (according to the grade you’re starting this fall). Click a book cover to find a copy in our catalog. Your second book is up to you! To help you choose, here’s a list of 100 Recommended Books with Lexile scores, provided by your school. Check out vvsd.org for more information.

Freshmen

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

I am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

Sophomores

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Juniors

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd*

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt

Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt

Seniors

Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein

The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein*

Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

*not an option for students entering AP classes