Reading World Updates

  • myON Black History Month Reading Challenge

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 2/1/2021
    Log in to myON to join the Black History Month Reading Challenge!
    The top-reading homeroom from each grade will receive a pizza party!  See Ms. Overstreet for more information.
    myON Reading Challenge February Black History Month Read. Learn. Grow.
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  • Ms. Overstreet's 2020 Reading Goal

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/4/2021

    Every year I set a reading goal for myself.  I've been able to increase it ever so much every year.  My goal for 2020 was 70 books and I made it plus some!  I read 73 books over the course of 2020.  My goal for 2021 is now 75 books.  Have you made one for yourself?


    1. Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
    2. This was our pact by Ryan Andrews
    3. Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
    4. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
    5. Ghost boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    6. Born a crime by Trevor Noah

    7. The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
    8. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    9. As kismet would have it by Sandhya Menon
    10. The boy who was raised by librarians by Carla Morris
    11. Maybe he just likes you by Barbara Dee
    12. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    13. I wonder by K.A. Holt
    14. Oppposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

    15. A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle
    16. The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden
    17. A year down yonder by Richard Peck
    18. Coconut layer cake murder by Joanne Fluke
    19. Denis ever after by Tony Abbott
    20. Meat cute: the hedgehog incident by Gail Carriger
    21. A long way from Chicago: a novel in stories by Richard Peck
    22. Here we are: notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
    23. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

    24. Strega Nona by Tomi dePaola
    25. Matilda by Roald Dahl
    26. Titanic: voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
    27. Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
    28. Pugtato finds a thing by Sophie Corrigan

    29. Rebel in the Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander
    30. They called us enemy by George Takei
    31. Clean getaway by Nic Stone
    32. White bird by R.J. Palacio
    33. Defy or defend by Gail Carriger
    34. No offense by Meg Cabot
    35. No judgements by Meg Cabot
    36. Monday's not coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

    37. All adults here by Emma Straub
    38. The one and only Bob by Katherine Applegate
    39. Beach read by Emily Henry
    40. Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you: a remix by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

    41. A good girl's guide to murder by Holly Jackson
    42. Go with the flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann
    43. Feminist baby finds her voice! by Loryn Brantz
    44. When stars are scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed
    45. The black god's drums by P. Djeli Clark
    46. The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
    47. George by Alex Gino

    48. Almost American girl by Robin Ha 
    49. The proudest blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
    50. My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi Cabrera

    51. One of us is next by Karen McManus
    52. Be prepared by Vera Brosgol
    53. Mercury by Hope Larson
    54. The poison eaters by Gail Jarrow
    55. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 
    56. Squeeze me by Carl Hiaassen
    57. The ghost in the house by Sara O'Leary

    58. Mobituaries: great lives worth reliving by Mo Rocca
    59. Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky by Kwame Mbalia
    60. Rising water: the story of the Thai cave rescue by Marc Aronson
    61. The one thing you'd save by Linda Sue Park
    62. For beautiful black boys who believe in a better world by Michael Waters
    63. A deadly education by Naomi Novik

    64. Class act by Jerry Craft
    65. Resist by Alan Gratz
    66. Sapiens: a graphic history: the birth of humankind (volume 1) by Yuval Noah Harari
    67. Hip hop hair by Jfam Johnson

    68. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
    69. The royal we by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgain
    70. The heir affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgain
    71. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
    72. The Viscount who loved me by Julia Quinn
    73. Better luck next time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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  • 20 Book Challenge

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/8/2020

    EMS 20 Book Challenge 2020-2021




    Get ready for our 20 Book Reading Challenge!

    Pick up your sheet in your ELA class, or download from the Library Schoology page, and start reading!


    The deadline to complete the Challenge is May 7!


    Here’s how it works…

    • Pick up or print a copy of the Challenge Sheet
    • Read, read, read
    • Visit the Library Schoology page, open the 20 Book Challenge folder to access the reading log
    • Answer the prompt for the appropriate Challenge category
    • Once your response is given a “pass” that book will count toward the Challenge
    • Celebrate completing the challenge in May!


    Watch the 20 Book Challenge Intro Video for more details!

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