Our Top Summer Reads

It’s that time of year again… As school winds to a close, Solterra students can get ready to kick back and relax with our top summer reads for all ages.


Me, Frida, and the Secret is the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

A novel that teaches readers about heritage, art, and family through the story of Frida Kahlo.  A brother and sister are challenged with finding a ring that once belonged to the famous artist.

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

An illustrated novel exploring the immagration experience through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy.  Protagonist Jingwen distracts himself from loneliness at school by baking elaborate cakes for his father’s would-be bakery, Pie in the Sky.

Click by Kayla Miller

A graphic novel about a fifth grade girl finding an act for her school’s talent show.  Author Kayla Miller explores friendships, family, and the art of self-confidence.


A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

A story set in WWII about three orphaned siblings who flee the Blitz to the English countryside.  The children embark on a journey to find their own chosen family.

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

A story about a middle-school boy who becomes his own superhero, at school and at home.  Protagonist Isaiah uses his Daddy’s old journal to inspire his own unique spirit.

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf

A story about a Syrian refugee and his classmates.  Nine-year-old Ahmet seems quiet and downcast, and as his new classmates discover his history, they concoct a plan to reunite him with his loved ones.


Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

A book for teens and young adults exploring the construct of race and its role in modern-day America.  Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discuss the history of racism and what we can do to prevent the spread of racist ideas.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

A fiction book set in the year 1956, in a world where the Axis powers have won WWII.  Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has been tasked by the resistance to win the Axis Tour, an annual motorcycle race with a grand prize of an audience with Hitler.

180 Seconds by Jessica Park

Protagonist Allison Dennis, a 16-year-old adoptee with a long history in foster care, finds herself challenged to trust in love for the first time.

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