Summer Reading & One School, One Book Program

Every year, the Newton Public Schools partner with the Newton Free Library to develop book lists for summer reading. These are books NPS librarians and staff, together with our City librarians, believe would be age-appropriate, meaningful, and enjoyable books for students to read over the summer. Here are the booklists linked below:

1st – 5th Grades: 2021 Newton Free Library Summer Reading Lists–Going into First through Going into Fifth

6th Grade: 2021 Newton Free Library–Going Into Sixth Summer Reading List

6th – 8th Grades: 2021 Newton Public Schools Grades 6-8 Summer Reading Lists
Visit the Summer Reading page on the Bigelow Library website to view book covers and read summaries for all the suggested books.

Bigelow will be requiring all students to read From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks as part of our One School, One Book Program.  Students will get the book before the end of the year. The goal of Bigelow’s One School, One Book Program is to create a more inclusive community through participation in a common reading experience as a whole school. Through discussion and advisory activities, staff and students will share a common experience of reading and learning together.