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Happy Summer Reading
While summer break may look different this year, you can still use this time to escape into books - learn, unlearn, and experience the world through the lens of someone else. In the list below, you will find a wide array of genres, authors, experiences, and characters. All of the titles are available through Destiny Discover, Sora, and the Seattle Public Library. Click on the title to be redirected to the e-book in our catalog (digital audio is also available). Click Open and then you'll need to log in with your NWS username and the password Welcome2019. If you'll be a new student at Northwest next school year, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set you up an account early. We hope you find many opportunities this summer to lose yourself in books. Challenge yourself to read widely and step into others' shoes through the power of stories.
The Witches Are Coming by
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.
Yes No Maybe So by
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate--as long as he's behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let's face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie's a choke artist. There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes . . . until he meets Maya.
Anna K by
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
Told from multiple viewpoints, while seventeen-year-old Anna K seems above the typical problems of her Manhattan friends and siblings, finding love with a notorious playboy changes everything.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
This guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her ... KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Watch on Netflix
Opposite of Always by
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he's falling--hard. Soon she's meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
All Boys Aren't Blue by
Publication Date: 2020-04-28
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.
P. S. I Still Love You by
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? Watch on Netflix
Frankly in Love by
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
Comedian and activist Akilah Hughes shares everything about her journey from a childhood in the south to the big screen while dispensing invaluable big-sister-style advice to a generation of future YouTubers
Normal People by
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers--one they are determined to conceal. Watch on Hulu
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
It’s 1941 and Chicago is full of ghosts. Ghosts reliving their traumatic deaths; ghosts seeking revenge; ghosts enjoying the lakeshore; and ghosts that quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) observe the living. One such living girl is Frankie, who’s stuck in an orphanage with her sister, Toni, because their father can’t afford (or doesn’t want) to take care of them.
Black Girl Unlimited by
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
From age six through her high school valedictory speech, believing she and her mother are wizards helps young Echo cope with poverty, hunger, her mother's drug abuse, and much more
All the Bright Places by
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, both teetering on the edge, it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another. Watch on Netflix