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Upper School Summer Reading 2023

About Library Summer Reading

The Library Summer Reading Recommendations have been thoughtfully curated to highlight some of our favorite recently published books. They represent various genres, formats, voices, and styles — books with critical acclaim and appeal. We encourage you to seek out additional suggestions from friends, teachers, and from your public library and favorite bookstores.

All of the books on this list are available in Brearley's collection as physical copies and/or ebooks. Come by the library to browse these recommendations and other great books! Summer checkouts will begin Monday June 5th and continue through Thursday June 15th.

If you prefer e-reading or audiobooks, you can take advantage of our digital collection in Sora. Your username is your Library barcode number, which you will find on your Contact Card in Portal. Please e-mail Ms. Piedmont if you have questions or would like to request a specific title/format. Our public library systems also have a wide range of books available electronically. Check out our Sora tab for detailed instructions and information.

For those looking to purchase books, supports local bookstores, including the Corner BookstoreThe Lit BarBooks are Magic, Yu and Me Books, and Astoria Bookshop, while offering reasonable prices and shipping directly to your home.

Highlights from the Library's List

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