September 2021: Embrace New Beginnings


September 2021 Reading List and Resources

To help readers get ready, here is a look at book titles featured in the month of September 2021. More details about the theme and discussion questions will be posted in early September. 

NEA Read Across America Books and Resources- September 2021

Similar Book Titles Recommended by SMSD Librarians- September 2021


  • "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson

  • "Jabari Jumps" by Gaia Cornwall

  • "Because of the Rabbit" by Cynthia Lord

  • "Lety out Loud" by Angela Cervantes

  • "Small Thing…But Big" by Tony Johnston

  • "Our Class is a Family" by Shannon Olsen 

  • "We’re Not From Here" by Geoff Rodkey 

  • "The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do"  Ashley Spires

Middle Grade 

  • "Class Act" by Jerry Craft

  • "The Last Fallen Star" by Graci Kim

  • "Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen" by Niki Lenz

Young Adult Level 

  • "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

  • "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

  • "I Wish You All the Best" by Mason Deaver

  • "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

  • "Looking for Alaska" by John Green

  • "Unwind" by Neal Schusterman