Milton High School students are required to read two books of their choosing during summer break 2020. AP students are required to read three books, one a classic. “If you need ideas, the following lists are a good resource,” said Milton High School English teacher Ellen Taggart.


Milton High School’s 2020-21 Community Book Discussions

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2020 Teen’s Top Ten Nominees (25 Book Titles with Annotations)

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten (By Year)

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

AP Literature Reading List: 127 Great Books for Your Prep

Green Mountain Book Award

Anti-Racism Books for Teens

Outstanding Books for the College Bound


Our Teen Space coordinator Michelle is presenting YA Book Talks on our YouTube channel, on titles from some of the recommended lists.  Her presentations might help you choose which books to read.


Completing your required summer reading is just one of the activities for which you can enter your name into a drawing for one of two $50 debit cards, courtesy of the Friends of Milton Public LibraryOther activities include our Teen Space Writing Contest and Take-Away Crafts.  Watch our Teen Space YouTube videos for instructions on making the featured crafts.

Week of June 22 – Make a Zine (or Harry Potter Coat of Arms)
Week of June 29 – Dragon Cuffs
Week of July 6 – Fantasy Lanterns
Week of July 13 – Black Out Poetry
Week of July 20 – Dragon Masks
Week of July 27 – Pebble Art
Week of August 3 – Wall Pockets
Week of August 10 – Decorated T-Shirts

See the Teen Summer Reading Log for complete details.