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 Ghost by Jason Reynolds and share their experience with someone from the community. If you need a copy of the book, you can find copies in our catalog.


Bolingbrook High School

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. For full assignment details, please review the packet provided by your school or visit the Vortex on the 2nd Floor.

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*

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Uncensored by Zachary R. Wood

*Not an option for students taking AP English 11.

Seniors

Seniors going into advanced placement must read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster.

Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison

Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú