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Teen & Tween Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading 2024

Welcome to your Summer Reading headquarters! Find everything you need for summer reading for the Sawyer Free Library and other Gloucester organizations here.

So how does this work?

Read Books.
Play Games.
Win Prizes.
For every book you read, fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win our grand prize!
Give our Summer Reading bingo board a try! For every bingo you get 3 raffle tickets & win a small prize of your choice.

Download a printable bingo board here or ask for one at the front desk!
Earn raffle tickets all summer long to enter a drawing for three prizes:

  • Grand prize: Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with film

  • Bluetooth headphones

  • Sketchbook and colored pencil set

What should I read?

TRY SOME OF THESE:

Teen Summer Reading Picks

Future Tense : How We Made Artificial Intelligence-and How It Will Change Everything by Brockenbrough, Martha
Money Out Loud : All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Anat, Berna
Accountable : the True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Slater, Dashka
There Goes the Neighborhood by Adia, Jade
Imogen, Obviously by Albertalli, Becky
Squire by Alfageeh, Sara
The Prince & the Coyote by Bowles, David
Promise Boys by Brooks, Nick
Kindling by Chee, Traci
We Are Not Free by Chee, Traci
Where You See Yourself by Forrest, Claire (young Adult Author)
Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy by Hicks, Faith Erin
This Is How You Fall In Love by Hussain, Anika
Raybearer by Ifueko, Jordan
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
A Map to the Sun by Leong, Sloane
The Davenports by Marquis, Krystal
Just Say Yes by Moldavsky, Goldy
The Kill Factor by Oliver, Ben
The No-Girlfriend Rule by Randall, Christen
The Sun and the Star by Riordan, Rick
Wash Day Diaries by Rowser, Jamila
A Fragile Enchantment by Saft, Allison
This One Summer by Tamaki, Mariko
Every Time You Hear That Song by Voris, Jenna

Tween Summer Reading Picks

Boys Will Be Human : A Get-Real Gut-Check Guide to Becoming the Strongest, Kindest, Bravest Person You Can Be by Baldoni, Justin
Your Freedom, Your Power : A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment by Matulli, Allison
The Mona Lisa Vanishes : A Legendary Painter, A Shocking Heist, and the Birth of A Global Celebrity by Day, Nick
The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Brown, Waka T
A Game of Noctis by Fagan, Deva
Starfish by Fipps, Lisa
Heroes by Gratz, Alan
Emma and the Love Spell by Ireland, Meredith
Sona and the Golden Beasts by Larocca, Rajani
Salt Magic by Larson, Hope
A Work In Progress by Lerner, Jarrett
Lumberjanes. Beware the Kitten Holy Vol. 1, by Stevenson, Noelle
Continental Drifter by Macleod, Kathy
Mexikid : A Graphic Memoir by Martin, Pedro
Firefly Summer by Matson, Morgan
Trouble At the Tangerine by McDunn, Gillian
Hunted by Melki-Wegner, Skye
The Magic Fish by Trung, Le Nguyen
Frizzy by Ortega, Claribel A
The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn by Pla, Sally J
Treasure Island : Runaway Gold by Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Ultraviolet by Salazar, Aida
Parachute Kids by Tang, Betty C
Bea Wolf by Weinersmith, Zach
  • Gloucester Reads is a book reading group for the entire city that explores the rich tapestry of the African American experience. Now in its second year, Gloucester Reads is a collaboration between the Gloucester Racial Justice Team, the Sawyer Free Library and multiple local co-sponsoring organizations. Find the YA pick for Gloucester Reads here.
  • Find Gloucester High School Summer Reading 2024 here.
  • GHS is also using the MTCBA nominee list for their summer reading. You can find the full list here. Keep scrolling for books available at SFL!
  • Find O’Maley Middle School Summer Reading 2024 here.

2024 MASS TEEN CHOICE BOOK AWARD NOMINEES

Find the full list of MTCBA award nominees here. The bookshelf below shows the MTCBA nominees available at the Sawyer Free Library:

Money Out Loud : All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Anat, Berna
Accountable : the True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Slater, Dashka
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Boulley, Angeline
Where You See Yourself by Forrest, Claire (young Adult Author)
Throwback by Goo, Maurene
Rez Ball by Graves, Byron
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
The Wicked Bargain by Novoa, Gabe Cole
Bittersweet In the Hollow by Pearsall, Kate
Give Me A Sign by Sortino, Anna
¬°ay, Mija! : My Bilingual Summer In Mexico by Suggs, Christine
Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Winans, Justine Pucella
Just Do This One Thing for Me : A Novel by Zimmermann, Laura

 

What can I win?

Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera & Film Soundcore Anker Bluetooth Headphones 72 Colored Pencils & Sketchbook Kit
Read to enter a raffle for a Instax Mini 9 instant camera, lime green. Read to enter a raffle for black Soundcore Anker Bluetooth headphones. Read to enter a raffle for a sketchbook set with 72 colored pencils.

Printables

**If you’re printing at the library, remember that we only offer black & white printing and copying.**

Print a brochure with a program list Print a bingo board Print raffle tickets
Print a brochure with a program list for summer 2024. Print a summer reading bingo board.

 

Email Annalise with any questions: anakoneczny@sawyerfreelibrary.org

 

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