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Reading Olympics for Teens


2022 Middle School Reading Olympics Booklist

  • Ali Cross- Jame Patterson
  • As Brave as You- Jason Reynolds
  • Bad Island- Doug TeNapel
  • December Stillness- Mary Downing Hahn
  • Echo- Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini- Sid Fleischman
  • Fever 1793- Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Free Lunch- Rex Ogle 
  • I Will Always Write Back- Caitlin Aifirenka & Martin Ganda
  • Inside Out and Back Again- Thanhha Lai
  • Notes from a Midnight Driver- Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Notorious Benedict Arnold- Steven Sheinkin
  • Pineeas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science- John Fleischman
  • Reaching the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson- Katherine Johnson
  • Soar- Joan Bauer
  • Starfish- Lisa Fipps
  • Stella by Starlight- Sharon M. Draper
  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler- Philip Hoose
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon- Kelly Barnhill
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet- David Barclay Moore
  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster- Deborah Hopkinson
  • Virals- Kathy Reichs
  • When Stars are Scattered- Veronica Jamieson
  • When You Trap a Tiger- Tae Keller
  • White Bird, a Wonder Story- R.J. Palacio

2022 High School Reading Olympics Booklist

  • An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood- Trevor Noah
  • Boy 21- Matthew Quick
  • Cinder- Marissa Meyer
  • Clap When You Land- Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Cuba 15- Nancy Osa
  • Dawn- Elie Wiesel
  • Dry- Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
  • Fat Kids Rule the World- K.L.Going
  • Highly Illogical Behavior- John Corey Whaley
  • Home is Not a Country- Safia Elhillo
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban- Malala Yousafzai
  • If I Was Your Girl- Meredith Russo
  • If You Come Softly- Jacqueline Woodson
  • Level Up- Gene Luen Yang
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley
  • March: Book One- John Lewis
  • Punching the Air- Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
  • Scythe- Neal Shusterman
  • The Hate You Give- Angie Thomas
  • The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir- Gaby Rodriguez
  • The Serpent King- Jeff Zentner
  • The Sun is Also a Star- Nicola Yoon
  • Trashed: An Ode to the Crap Job of All Crap Jobs- Derf
  • We are Not Free- Traci Chee


For the elementary school reading list, go to Reading Olympics for Children.

Learn more about the Reading Olympics program.





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