2021 CUSD Summer Reading Books

Below is the list of summer reading titles for students attending Chester Upland School District schools. Most books are available in both print and ebook format. We have multiple print copies, which you may obtain through contactless, curbside pickup. You can also access ebooks with your library card. Overdrive titles are one borrower at a time; hoopla titles are always available. Please call the Library at 610-494-3454 with any questions.

Pre-K — second Grade

Book TitlePrint Overdrivehoopla
Amazing Grace by Mary HoffmanX
Boundless Grace by Mary HoffmanX
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane BauerX X
Firebird by Misty CopelandX
One Cool Friend by Toni BuzzenoX X
I, Too, Am America by Langston HughesX
Thank You, Omu! by Oge MoraX XX
Good Rosie! by Kate DiCamilloX
Fox the Tiger by Corey R. TaborX X
Imagine! by Raúl ColónX
Hello Universe by Erin KellyX XX

third — fifth grades

Book TitlePrint Overdrive hoopla
Starring Grace by Mary HoffmanX
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
by Javaka Steptoe
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia XXX
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Med MedinaXXX
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick BarnesXX
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold XX
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline DaviesXX
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly
Was Invented
by Tanya Lee Stone
The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderXXX
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha LaiXXX
Pax by Sara PennypackerXXX

Sixth — eighth grades

Book TitlePrint Overdrive hoopla
Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson BoydX
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyXX
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay MooreXX
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisXX
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’EngleXX
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz RyanXX
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine ApplegateXXX
The Greatest Muhammad Ali by Walter MyersX
Ghost by Jason ReynoldsXX
Booked by Kwane AlexanderXX

ninth — twelfth grades

Book TitlePrint Overdrive hoopla
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean MyersXX
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasXXX
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakXX
The House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosXX
Piecing Me Together by Renée WatsonXXX
Lord of the Flies by William GoldingXX
After the Shot Drops by Randy RibayXX
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoXXX
Truly Devious by Maureen JohnsonXXX
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiXXX
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara SaediXX
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason ReynoldsXX