This morning, Good Morning America did a segment on great reads for kids this summer. Most of the time, these “suggested lists” are stale and boring. They tend to be formulated by adults who rarely have contact with kids and thus have no idea what reluctant readers want- and to be honest, many kids are reluctant readers in the summer!
I LOVED the books the suggested. They focused on middle school and young adult titles, all were new or newer, and they divided them into categories like sports, the dead, and oddball heroes/heroines. Check out the list here, and pass it on! To see my own list of great summer reads, click here!
My favorite part of the segment was that the hosts suggested that the young adult books also make great adult reading. It’s nice to see the mainstream media admitting that YA books are great books all around!