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Reader's Choice. See what other students are reading.

Grade 7-12

Check out these Just Read It submissions from April 2019 to see what titles TDSB students
are reading and to get ideas for what to read next.

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan Gratz

"In my opinion, I would recommend this book to all TDSB readers because it teaches everybody about how refugees were treated in three different eras; Nazi Germany, 1990's Cuba and modern Syria. This story combines three stories with three different main characters, but they all seem to be connected in one way. It is very interesting and if you start you won't be able to put it back down without completing it. Try it, and trust me you won't regret it. Therefore, that's why I recommend the book, Refugee, to all TDSB readers."
Dr Marion Hilliard Senior Public School

Half brother by Kenneth Oppel

Half brother by Kenneth Oppel

"It shows the power of love and how someone cares for another even if they weren't part of the family at first. As you read it you will understand how this teenage boy cares for that baby chimpanzee, and how he loves him as a brother."
Highland Middle School

The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger

The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger

"Although this book is heavily debated on, Catcher in the Rye is now a part of one of my favorite classics collection. It is captivating at how an adult like J.D Salinger could so accurately describe the mind of a teenager and what goes on in our world. Teens tend to have very different perspective and the main character Holden at some times portrayed this 'phony' outlook on life that made me laugh out loud even though this book was published in 1951. I could personally relate at times due to it's odd narrative style. I finally understand why teachers made us read it this year and would recommend it for all mature readers due to it's phenomenal character, message and plot."
Martingrove Collegiate Institute

How to be a bawse

How to be a bawse by Lily Singh

"This is a book that gives great advice by one of the most amazing YouTubers out there. She's gone through so much in her life and she's been doing amazing over the last few years. It's a really good book for someone who is looking for inspiration in life."
Victoria Park Collegiate Institute


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