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Summer Reading Picks from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson

Summer Reading Picks from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson

  • For Parents |
  • July 9, 2019

Whether it’s inspiration, practical advice, local history or simply a good read you’re looking for, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson shares her summer reading picks, featuring both personal favorites and homegrown authors.

Also, be sure to check out our new Summer Reading Series featuring guest student readers each week! Tune in to storytime weekly on our Facebook page or view the full collection at your own pace in English, French and Spanish!

Summer Reading 2019 By Number Key

CEO’s Summer Reading Notes

1. “Be your own narrator. And go for a happy ending. One foot in front of the other. You will make it!” Shonda Rhimes offers this inspiration and more in Year of Yes.

2. With Ghost, New York Times bestselling author and Prince George’s County’s own Jason Reynolds launches a drama-filled, engaging and quintessential book series for middle school students!

3. Beloved longtime DC restaurateur Barbara Smith serves up perfect recipes for summer entertaining — including a few of my favorite seafood dishes in B. Smith Cooks Southern Style.

4. If you are in a place of self reflection, Wm. Paul Young’s amazing novel Cross Roads will make you consider how every personal connection shapes who you are and who you will become.

5. Spanning topics from politics and revolution to love and family, the Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni is like a treasure chest with works sure to ignite your spirit.

6. Written by Board of Education Chair Dr. Alvin Thornton, Like a Phoenix I’ll Rise documents the history of African Americans in Prince George’s County — a timely reminder that to know where we’re going, we must know from where we’ve come.

7. It’s never too soon to begin preparing for college! Countdown to College: 21 ‘To Do’ Lists is an easy read and solid roadmap for the journey forward. As a parent of a rising senior, this book is at the top of my list right now!