2024 Summer Reading

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As you spend time with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors this summer, we hope you continue reading! Below are suggested reading titles for various age groups that may help guide students in selecting books. Visit our library’s catalog to place holds on your chosen books or borrow them electronically through Libby or Hoopla.

If a Salem school does not have a specific reading list or summer reading requirements, they will usually have suggested reading pulled from the following resources:

Specific School Requirements for 2024

Collins Middle School –
Select a “just right for you” book and read it. Then rate that book 1 to 5 sharks using this link. Then repeat!

Essex Tech – 
For more information: https://library.essextech.net/summer-reading

Salem High School – 
SHS Summer reading will be Selected from among the Mass Teen Choice Book Awards Nominees.

Salem Academy Charter School – 
Grade 6: Incoming sixth graders must read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.
Grade 7: Incoming seventh graders must read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
Grade 8: Incoming eighth graders must read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.
Grade 9: All incoming English 9 students must read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Grade 10: All incoming 10th students must read The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.
Grade 11: All incoming 10th Grade students must read a selection of articles provided online, check with your school for more information.
Grade 12: All Incoming 12th Graders must read The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway.
AP Literature: AP students must read Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri