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Lily Zuelke, Reporter • May 8, 2023

March is Reading Month at Spring Lake Schools


March is here, and with it, Reading Month.

High School library Laurie Draeger has prepared resources and reminders in the library as well as on Schoology to get students and staff involved.

Teachers have submitted book talks with their recommendations posted outside the library.

Draeger has shared lists of books for people of all ages. They spread from adult fiction to children’s books and even non-fiction, and each made it on these list for being notable. 

For adult readers, there are realistic fiction like Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino’ by Héctor Tobar a reflection on the racist stories told to him by his Latino students, and The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann that explores human behavior in desperate circumstances. There are also poetry books with beautiful complex language. 

Teen reader lists include both Fiction and lists of non-fiction books from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) There are mportant stories like Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed, by Dashka Slater and others like As You Walk On By. By Julian Winters a novel that explores themes like self identity and real connections.

For children Notable Chilredn’s Books From (ALSC) are books for children birth to 14. For younger children there are countless picture books for children pre kindergarten to second grade. For kids grades 3ed to 5th there are the middle readers and older for kids 6th grade to 8th. The list ends with a section of book that appeal to all with books like An American Story. By Kwame Alexander whos lyric like writing tells the story of slavery in America fit for young children 

To find your next five star read check out these lists of March is reading month books:

2024 Notable Book List

2024 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2024 Outstanding Non-Fiction for Young Adults

Other lists from YALSA

Notable Children’s Books – 2024

Outstanding Books for College Bound and Lifelong Learners

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