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MPS Reads

In support of our Ambitious Instruction Plan for reading, each month we will feature below suggested titles for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students. The goal is to

  • assist teachers, librarians, parents, and others in finding interesting books that will encourage and excite students to read more literature and informational text;
  • suggest titles that allow students to see themselves, explore other cultures, and discover more about the world in which they live;
  • increase the volume of books that students are reading independently to ignite a passion for reading.
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July 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for July 2021. Titles include The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The First Tortilla: A Bilingual Story, and Daniel's Good Day.

June 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for June 2021. Titles include Boy, Everywhere; ¡Calla, Cándida, calla!; Marcus Makes a Movie; and Grown.

May 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for May 2021. Titles include Waiting for the Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Who Got Game? Baseball: Amazing but True Stories!; Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon; and I Am Enough.

April 2021 Selections

April is National Poetry Month! Learn about the selections for April 2021. Titles include Señorita Mariposa, Chlorine Sky, and Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton.

March 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for March 2021. Titles include One of These is Not Like the Others, Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math, and Amal Unbound.

February 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for February 2021. Titles include The ABCs of Black History, No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, and It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime – Stories from a South African Childhood.

January 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for January 2021. Titles include Becoming Muhammad Ali, Miss Meteor, and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando.

December 2020 Selections

Learn about the book selections for December 2020. Titles include Strange the Dreamer/Strange el soñador, The Musician (Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water), and I Promise.

November 2020 Selections

Learn about the book selections for November 2020. Titles include Say Her Name (Poems to Empower), My Name is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy's Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion, and Little Owl Lost/Un poco perdido.

October 2020 Selections

Learn about the book selections for October 2020. Titles include No More Naps!, Clean Getaway (How to Go on an Unplanned Trip with Your Grandma), and Todos iguales: Un corrido de Lemon Grove/All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove (a bilingual picture book).

September 2020 Selections

Learn about the book selections for September 2020. Titles include Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, American as Paneer Pie, and Tomorrow I'll Be Kind.

August 2020 Selections

Learn about the book selections for August 2020. Titles include Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color, and Ways to Make Sunshine.

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