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, 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.

Happy reading!

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

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Lu by Jason Reynolds

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman 

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

2019-2020 Young Adult Selections

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

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

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

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang