As you may have heard, we're starting a middle school on our campus next
year. Our library will begin to also serve grades 6-8; most 6th graders
will enter reading below grade level.
I'll be holding a book drive this spring to begin to build a collection for
the academy. I want to create a list of 200 (or more) must-have books;
members of the SI community will be able to sign up to purchase one or two
books on the list. I've been working on creating that list by reading a
variety of magazines and librarian resources, but I need your input because
you are my expert community.
I'm looking for books with the following characteristics:
Low lexile but with grade-appropriate interest
Diverse voices in writers and heroes
A balance of middle-school classics and new voices
So tell me. What must our library have as a starting point for the academy
collection? I'll happily share this list with everyone, if you like.
Thank you for your input!
Director of the Library
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
Desk: 415.731.7500 ext. 6756