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Summer Reading Lists for Local Schools: Our Wider World

Summer Reading Lists linked to UGA Libraries' holdings

Our Wider World

This page is about a wide variety of topics for kids, from kindergarten through high school. Below are titles for a diverse community, including books about dealing with bullies, kids with disabilities, talking about gender identity, different cultures, divorce, homelessness and grief. Click on the links to see more of each type of title.


Bullies aren't fun, but they are out there. Explore how to deal with bullies as a kid and as a parent.

Bullies in middle & high school

How Parents Can Help

LGBTQ kids

LGBTQ/Young Adult


Divorce/Older Readers


Disabilities/Older Readers


Diversity/Older Readers

Spanish Language

Spanish Language for Older Readers

Lee & Low Books

Lee & Low is the largest publisher of multicultural books in the US. The Curriculum Materials Library has a sizable collection of their titles. See below for a few and here's a link to the whole list that we own. Their books are a great way to learn more our neighbors!

Asian Americans


Grief & Loss

Sometimes we have to talk to children about loss. Here are some books to help with the conversation.


Grief & Loss/Older Readers