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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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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.

February 2022 Selections

Learn about the book selections for February 2022. Titles include Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine; Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family; Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People; Copo de Algodón; and Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre.

January 2022 Selections

Learn about the book selections for January 2022. Titles include Omar Rising, The Stars Will Still Shine, The Crossroads/La encrucijada, and Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World.

December 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for December 2021. Titles include Playing the Cards You're Dealt; The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez; Fat Chance, Charlie Vega; and 'Twas Nochebuena (A Christmas Story in English and Spanish).

November 2021 Selections

Learn about the book selections for November 2021. Titles include Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles; Elvis and the Underdogs; The Unteachables; and Recuerda aquella vez.

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