Your classroom reading is about to get LIT!
Project LIT Community — a grassroots network of book groups that aims to get students excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, culturally relevant books — has officially named their picks for the 2019-2020 school year. Now that there are over 600 Project LIT Community chapters across the country, the number of selections has been bumped up to 40 — so you're sure to find a book for every reader.
If you're a Project LIT Community chapter leader looking for resources to support your students' reading, Vocabulary.com has got you covered. You'll find links below to curated vocabulary lists for the 2019-2020 picks. Check this page regularly, as we'll be updating with more lists in the coming weeks.
You can also read our interview with Project LIT Community founder Jarred Amato and find links to vocabulary lists for all of the 2018-2019 books selections here.
2019-2020 Middle Grade Selections
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
They Call me Güero by David Bowles
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington — Coming soon!
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah — Coming soon!
Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds — Coming soon!
Lu by Jason Reynolds
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga — Coming soon!
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
2019-2020 Young Adult Selections
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo — Coming soon!
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan — Coming soon!
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro — Coming soon!
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Jackpot by Nic Stone — Coming soon!
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
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