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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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February 2023 Selections

Learn about the selections for February 2023. Titles include Who Are Your People?; The 1619 Project: Born on the Water; Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon; For All Time; Invisible; and Black Is a Rainbow Color.

January 2023 Selections

Learn about the selections for January 2023. Titles include Squirrel's New Year's Resolutions; Flight School; The Last Cuentista; Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens; Hasta que alguien me escuche; and Odder.

December 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for December 2022. Titles include Dream with the Latinitas/Sueña con las latinitas, The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh!, Shot Clock, The Inheritance Games, and The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding/Los coquíes aún cantan.

November 2022 Selections

November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn about the selections for November 2022. Titles include In My Anaana's Amautik; Indian Shoes; Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids; Stuck/Atrapados; Me gusta; and If I Ever Get Out of Here.

October 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for October 2022. Titles include Creepy Crayon!, Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating, This Poison Heart, Areli Is a Dreamer/Areli es una Dreamer (A True Story by a DACA Recipient), and Daybreak on Raven Island.

September 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for September 2022. Titles include My City Speaks; Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/Lado a lado: La historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez; The Year of Billy Miller; Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero; Girl in Pieces; and Posted.

August 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for August 2022. Titles include I Got the School Spirit; We Can: Portraits of Power; Flight of the Puffin; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, El increíble niño comelibros, and Roxy, the Last Unisaurus Rex.

July 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for July 2022. Titles include Yummy: A History of Desserts; Juliet Takes a Breath; The Lion of Mars; Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophesy; Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens; and Blackout.

June 2022 Selections

Learn about the selections for June 2022. Titles include Pink Is for Boys, Antonio's Card/La tarjeta de Antonio, When We Love Someone, We Sing to Them: Cuando Amamos Cantamos, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, and We Are Family.

May 2022 Selections

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Learn about the book selections for May 2022. Titles include A Big Mooncake for Little Star, Cuba in My Pocket, Finding Junie Kim, Wrong Side of the Court, Todas las hadas del reino, and Eyes that Kiss in the Corners.

April 2022 Selections

April is National Poetry Month! Learn about the selections for April 2022. Titles include Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story; Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America; Muted; Todo es canción: Antología poética, and Hair Twins.

March 2022 Selections

Learn about the book selections for March 2022. Titles include ABC What Can She Be?; Dress Coded; Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz; Wake: The Hidden Story of Women-Led Slave Revolts; and Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer.

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