2017 Niles North Summer Reading

From Bone Gap to Scythe, we've got copies of all the books on your summer reading list. Use it to see what's currently available at the library and put holds on titles you'd like to get.

  • Bone Gap

    2015 by Laura Ruby

    "Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza. His inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying."—Publisher

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  • Black Panther

    2016 by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda—the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions—has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive—the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?"—Stephenson Ardern-Sodje

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  • Of Beetles and Angels : A True Story of the American Dream

    2001 by Mawi Asgedom

    "This is the inspiring story of Mawi Asgedom, a refugee from civil war in east Africa who sixteen years later delivered the commencement address at his graduation from Harvard University."—Publisher

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  • Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood

    2016 by Trevor Noah

    "Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life."—Publisher

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  • Fangirl

    2013 by Rainbow Rowell

    "Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words and worrying about her fragile father."—Publisher

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  • The Book of Unknown Americans

    2014 by Cristina Henríquez

    "Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy."—Publisher

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  • Gabi, a Girl In Pieces

    2014 by Isabel Quintero

    "Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, her friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially the poetry that helps forge her identity."—Publisher

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  • Extraordinary Means

    2015 by Robyn Schneider

    "Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis sanatorium called Latham House, he discovers an insular world with paradoxical rules, med sensors, and an eccentric yet utterly compelling confidante named Sadie—and life as Lane knows it will never be the same."—Publisher

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  • The Sun Is Also a Star

    2016 by Nicola Yoon

    "Natasha believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for them both."—Publisher

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  • Starters

    2012 by Lissa Price

    "To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it."—Publisher

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  • Six of Crows

    2015 by Leigh Bardugo

    "Six dangerous outcasts; one impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that stands between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first."—Publisher

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  • Scythe

    2016 by Neal Shusterman

    "In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe—a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"—Publisher

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  • The Association of Small Bombs

    2016 by Karan Mahajan

    "After witnessing his two friends killed by a "small" bomb that detonated in a Dehli marketplace, Mansoor Ahmed becomes involved with a charismatic young activist, whose allegiances and beliefs are more changeable than he could have imagined."—The Publisher

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  • The Playbook : 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life

    2017 by Kwame Alexander

    "Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement."—Publisher

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  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    2015 by Becky Albertalli

    "Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity—and that of his pen pal—will be revealed"—Publisher

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