Dear CRS Families,

Happy Summer! I hope you and your family have a wonderful summer filled with adventure, play, and lots of quiet reading time. I urge you to take time each and every day to read with your kids. Study after study proves that there is no greater indicator of academic success than time spent on pleasure reading.

This summer, as we do each summer, we are asking every CRS student to read at least one book from the "Summer Reading Through Mirror and Windows" booklist. Each of these books invites and challenges its reader to consider cultural competence;  to reflect on themes of identity, inclusivity, equity, empathy, and social justice. In addition, students entering grades 3- 8 will have a separate reading assignment prepared by their classroom teacher. You will find links to those assignments below. Students in 6-8 will also have a reading group assignment and book, which will be planned and distributed separately through their classrooms before the end of the year.

Have a fantastic summer and Happy Reading!

Karen Belsley Pratt
CRS Library and Media Services

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Through Mirrors and Windows

Summer Reading Assignments (Grade 3-8)

Suggested pleasure reading books for:
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