Project LIT Community has announced its picks for the 2020–2021 school year.
Project LIT is a grassroots network of student-led book groups that aims to get young people excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, culturally relevant books. Members of the more than 600 Project LIT Community chapters across the country have released 26 new selections, so you're sure to find something that will appeal to every reader in your class.
If you're a Project LIT Community chapter leader looking for resources to support your students' reading, Vocabulary.com has what you need. You'll find links below to curated vocabulary lists for this year's picks.
You can also read our interview with Project LIT Community founder Jarred Amato here.
2020–2021 Middle Grade Selections
A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner (vocabulary list coming soon)
Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
2020–2021 Young Adult Selections
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
Slay by Brittney Morris
Like a Love Story by Abdi Namezian
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribray
We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang