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Mrs. Laura Bush's Recommended Summer Reading List: Intermediate Readers
"Reading is important to success in school. If you can read, you can read every subject. No matter what you want to be when you grow up--a doctor, a lawyer, a Senator, an artist, or a teacher--reading will help you reach your goal." -Mrs. Laura Bush
Continuing to read during the summer months is critical, especially for independent and intermediate readers. Summer reading not only allows students to expand their imagination, but it significantly prepares them for the next school year ahead.
Summertime is a great moment to encourage students to continue exploring new books. Not sure where to begin? Join the Laura Bush Foundation’s summer reading challenge of reading 30 minutes each day and get started with one of Mrs. Laura Bush’s favorite books for intermediate readers:
Because of Winn Dixie by kate DiCamillo
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Giver by Lois Lowr
Stay tuned this summer as we share more of Mrs. Bush’s summer reading list. Happy Reading!
Sarah Gibbons serves as Senior Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center with a focus on the Bush Institute’s domestic initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked with clients from Spain to promote wine, architecture and luxury goods in the U.S. market at Janet Kafka and Associates, a Dallas-based international marketing and public relations firm. Boynton also worked in Corporate Communications at Parkland Hospital as a media specialist.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies.Full Bio
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