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2017 High School Summer Recommended Reading


Teen Read Week Author Visit in October 2017

  • The Forgetting
  • Rook
  • The Dark Unwinding Series

E-books available in axis360

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HCPS students can borrow eBooks and audio books through the axis360 app . Download the app to your mobile device from Apple App Store, Google Play or Kindle Store.

Select your school library & use your student ID# to borrow great books!

The Tampa Hillsborough Public library has teamed up with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper In Education to make summer reading fun!

Beginning May 21st, pick up a game card and a Reading with the Rays newspaper insert at any public library and keep track of the hours you read. Read your way around the bases, then bring in the game card to any library and receive prizes from the Rays. Make it to home plate to receive a free ticket to a Rays game!

All titles are available through your school library, the public library, and/or axis360:
Titles on this list should not be substituted for teacher-assigned summer reading.
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
I am J by Cris Beam
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner
Ender's Game (Series) by Orson Scott Card
Matched (Series) by Allie Condie
Six of Crows (Series) by Leigh Bardugo
Ship Breaker (Series) by Paolo Bacigalupi
Delirium (Series) by Lauren Oliver
Incarceron (Series) by Catherine Fisher
Unwind (Series) by Neal Shusterman
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori
Uglies (Series) by Scott Westerfeld
Rot & Ruin (Series) by Jonathan Maberry
Eye of Minds (Series) by James Dashner
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
March (Trilogy) by John Lewis
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Call Me By My Name by John Bradley
Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl
Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Black & White by Paul Volponi
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher
Junk Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew
Dazzling Duck Tape Design by Tamara Boykins
Unofficial Lego Builder Guide by Allan Bedford
Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration by Samantha Crossland
How to Code in Ten Easy Lessons by Sean McNanus
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists by Dustyn Roberts
1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas by Yaya Han
Breakthrough: How One Teen innovator is Changing the World by Jack Andraka

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