Justice Reads

Book Club

The book club meets once a month in the library. All students are welcome to attend. See or email Ms. Gunther if you are interested.  

Shine On Readers

Shine On Readers is a program in which students in higher level ESOL classes are partnered with Level 1 ESOL students to read together and participate in other team-building activities during return periods. See or email Ms. Gunther if you are interested participating. 

Author Visits

We typically host 2-3 authors in person or virtually each year. Author visits are great opportunities for students and staff to interact with published writers. Follow us on Twitter for latest updates on author visits. 

Previous authors: Nina LaCour, Nikki Giovanni, Kristen Simmons, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Martina Boone, SE Green and Ken Bud

10 Routes That Crossed the World
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Authentics
Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
A Conspiracy of Kings
Daughter of the Burning City
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism
The Feminine Mystique
Flight Risk
The Hidden Memory of Objects
I Have Been Shamed on the Internet. Now What?
I'm an Undocumented Immigrant. Now What?
I'm Being Targeted by a Gang. Now What?
In 27 Days
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
Little & Lion
Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters
Modern Architecture Since 1900
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain
New Expressions in Origami Art: Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists

Staff Picks 

Find our what books our teachers and staff like. 

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
The Prince of Tides
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Bless Me, Ultima
Angle of Repose
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
The Baron in the Trees
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
El tiempo entre costuras
Shanghai Girls
Nectar in a Sieve
Seven Years in Tibet
The Lightning Thief
The Lost Hero
The Giver
Gathering Blue

Books Featuring Positivity Project Character Strengths

(Last Updated 11/1/2017)

Be the One
Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life
The Bitter Side of Sweet
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
A Child Called
Courage Under Fire: True Stories of Bravery from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
The Emotionary
Good News, Bad News
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
The Most Magnificent Thing
My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive
People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression
The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession
The Power of Gratitude
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars