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Books-A-Million Launches Summer Quest Reading Program

To promote reading during the summer months, Books-A-Million is launching its Summer Quest Reading program, which features a reading list of over 75 popular books for both kids and teens. Young readers who participate will receive a Camp Half-Blood tote bag celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians book series by Rick Riordan. Here’s a sampling of their Summer Quest Reading Program books:

GRADES 9-12 THE WARRIOR HEIR

By Cinda Williams Chima 2007. 426 pp. ISBN: 9780786839179. Disney-Hyperion Books for Children. Series: Heir Chronicles Before he knew the startling truth about himself, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in a small Ohio town. Then Jack learns he is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose whose power is determined by a magical tournament in which a warrior from each house fight to the death to rule the Weir.

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BLACK DOVE WHITE RAVEN

By Elizabeth Wein 2015. 368pp. ISBN: 9781423183105. Disney-Hyperion Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em's survived, determined to raise Teo where he won't be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat. Black Dove White Raven explores the difficulties this family faced.

GO SET A WATCHMAN

By Harper Lee 2015. 288 pp. ISBN: 9780062409850. Harper Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

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