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Happy Summer Reading!
Make time this summer 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 Welcome2021. If you'll be a new student at Northwest next school year, e-mail email@example.com 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.
Call Number: 741.5 OSE
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance.
Hello (from Here) by
Call Number: FIC BAK
Publication Date: 2021-09-07
Maxine and Jonah meet as California is going into lockdown due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic declaration, and must learn how to build their relationship at a distance through personal tragedies and triumphs. E-book and digital audio available.
Call Us What We Carry by
Call Number: 811 GOR
Publication Date: 2021-12-07
The presidential inaugural poet--and new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the poem read at the inauguration of the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Skin of the Sea by
Call Number: FIC BOW
Publication Date: 2021-11-02
Transformed by the goddess Yemoja into a Mami Wati, an African mermaid charged with collecting the souls of those who die at sea, Simi goes against the gods to save a living boy, Kola, from drowning. E-book and digital audio available.
Our Way Back to Always by
Call Number: FIC MOR
Publication Date: 2021-10-19
Told in two voices, Lou Patterson reconnects with her neighbor and ex-best friend Sam Alvarez, now seniors in high school, after they rediscover their childhood bucket list. E-book and digital audio available.
You'll Be the Death of Me by
Call Number: FIC MCM
Publication Date: 2021-11-30
Estranged friends Ivy, Mateo, and Cal witness a murder while skipping school, and the only way they can solve it is by revealing what they have been hiding from one another--and themselves. E-book and digital audio available.
Family of Liars by
Call Number: FIC LOC
Publication Date: 2022-05-03
Carrie Sinclair tells the ghost of her son Johnny about the summer of 1987, when "the boys" arrive on Beechwood Island, setting off events that will haunt her for years to come. E-book and digital audio available.
I Must Betray You by
Call Number: FIC SEP
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer, but he decides to use his position to try to outwit his handler, undermine the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country. E-book and digital audio available.
The Silence That Binds Us by
Call Number: FIC HO
Publication Date: 2022-06-14
Inspired by the recent rise in hate crimes against AAPI… Ho’s story of inclusion, diversity, and social action rings true. Maybelline is a multifaceted narrator whose drive to right wrongs and stand up to injustice deserves applause. Ho illuminates both activism and mental health in marginalized communities, showing that even a bright, young achiever can experience depression without anyone knowing. Digital audio available.
The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) by
Call Number: 814.6 GRE
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet - from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu - on a five-star scale. E-book and digital audio available.
Here's to Us by
Call Number: FIC ALB
Publication Date: 2021-12-28
First loves are special, but it's way too late for what-ifs. Right? Even as the boys try to shake off the past, they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there's a do-over in their future? E-book and digital audio available.
Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves: a Novel by
Call Number: FIC LON
Publication Date: 2022-01-11
On a frozen wasteland of a planet, a girl is on the run with a wolf who is born to be a killer but bound to be her guide. As they fight to escape ice goblins, giant bears, and a ruthless leader intent on trapping them both, one question drives them relentlessly forward: where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide? E-book and digital audio available.
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by
Call Number: FIC SAE
Publication Date: 2021-10-12
Aristotle and Dante . . . must learn what it means to stay in love-and to build their relationship in a world that doesn't seem to want them to exist. In their senior year at two different schools, the boys find ways to spend time together, like a camping road trip they take in the desert. Ari is haunted by his incarcerated older brother and by the images he sees on the nightly news of gay men dying from AIDS. Tragedy feels like his destiny, but can he forge his own path and create a life where he can not only survive, but thrive? E-book available.
Call Number: FIC BLA
Publication Date: 2021-06-22
Six authors bring the warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of stories that shine a bright light through the dark. E-book and digital audio available.
Right Where I Left You by
Call Number: FIC WIN
Publication Date: 2022-03-15
The summer before he leaves for college, eighteen-year-old Isaac Martin makes big plans with his best friend Diego that only the reappearance of an old crush can derail. E-book and digital audio available.
Ballad and Dagger (an Outlaw Saints Novel) by
Call Number: FIC OLD
Publication Date: 2022-05-03
When sixteen-year-old Mateo and Chela discover each other and their powers during a political battle between neighborhood factions, they set aside their differences to unravel the mystery behind their sunken homeland and to stop a dangerous political operative who is trying to harness their gifts to unleash terror on the world. E-book and digital audio available.