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Summer Reading

Tiger Reads 2019 
It is with much excitement that South Pasadena High School announces our book selection for Summer Reading 2019. After hours of reading and considering the stacks of nominated books the committee has selected The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
Since its publication in 2017, Angie Thomas's New York Times bestselling book was a Coretta Scott King book award honor, she won the Michael L. Prinz award for excellence in young adult literature, the William C. Morris award for first time young adult authors and much more. Common Sense Media describes the novel as: 'Wrenching, soul stirring, funny, endearing, painful, and frustratingly familiar. This novel offers a powerful look at a few weeks in a fairly typical teen girl's life -- with one horrific exception."
Each of your students will be provided a book before the end of the school year. We encourage them to take some time out of their summer to enjoy this engaging read. When school resumes in August teachers are encouraged to incorporate the many themes and messages Angie Thomas has shared (voice, activism, identity, and social change). Students should expect to have an assignment or two attached to this reading.
If you have any questions about our summer reading program, please feel free to contact Shelee Wilkerson, the SPHS Librarian at
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer reading!!!!
Don't forget South Pasadena Public Library offers a teen reading program. Why not join the fun.
Need suggestions? Check out one of these websites.
Need a book? Don't forget the library will be open during summer school.