10 Reads for the Summer

By Eric Coleman, Communications Manager

10 Reads for the Summer

Each year, WITS invests in approximately 150 Chicago Public Schools teachers through the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award program. Each Awardee receives access to literacy-focused professional development over the summer, and earns a grant to build their own classroom library. Over the school year, returning awardees participate in the Remaining Readers Book Club to maintain their passion for reading and build community with fellow CPS teachers. For the 2017-18 school year, nine Remaining Readers book clubs began by reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi before each selecting books to read and discuss in the months that followed. Below is a list of 10 books that were enjoyed by our 2017-18 Remaining Readers book clubs. Happy summer reading!

All links below lead to descriptions at GoodReads.com.

Homegoing by Yaa Gysai

Homegoing by Yaa Gysai

American War by Omar El Akkad

American War by Omar El Akkad

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Think Like a Freak

Think Like A Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dunbar

This One Summer

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki