While choosing a book to read, we encourage you to consider Gene Luen Yang’s, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reading Without Walls challenge. Read a new format, a new topic, and a book that explores diverse voices that are different from your own. Use our summer reading list to guide you as you begin #ReadingWithoutWalls. 

For more on #ReadingWithoutWalls, check out The Hopper Effect!

Summer Reading Challenge

Submit a photo of yourself reading a book by August 31. All participants will get a prize!

What's the prize? Here's a hint: It’s something you can squeeze.

Feel free to be creative!

Email your photo to library@gds.org.


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Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.