This summer I am taking two classes, I’m taking Librarian as a Teacher and African American Literature.  I thought it would be great to share the books that I will be reading for those classes.  For Librarian as a Teacher, I got to choose three middle-grade books from a list and then three picture books from another list.  For African American Literature all the books are required reading.

For Librarian as a Teacher I will be reading:
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings
Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

For African American Literature I will be reading:
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Beloved by Toni Morrison
12 Million Black Voices by Richard Wright
The Langston Hughes Reader by Langston Hughes



This is a legitimate TBR, as in I have to read these books this summer.  I suggest reading this post before asking questions.  I’m taking two classes this summer and for one of them, there are books that I HAVE to read.  The following is the list of books that I will be reading for one of my classes, they are in the order in which they will be read. 

Picture Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Picture Book: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Poetry: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Graphic Novel: Coraline: The Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman adapted by Craig P. Russell
Children’s Literature Classic: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Fantasy and Science Fiction: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Realistic Fiction: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Historical Fiction: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Non-Fiction: Stars Beneath your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre
Anthology: Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner
Multicultural: Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Challenged book: Blubber by Judy Blume

Part 2 of my Summer TBR will include the books I plan on reading for the Biannual Bibliothon.