Announcing the 2019 Summer Read!

Merci Suarez Cover Image

With summer vacation comes summer reading, and we are so excited for you to meet Merci Suarez!

Merci Suarez Changes Gears is the 2019 Newbery Medal winning story of Merci, a middle school girl who lives in Florida with her big, loving, Cuban family and deals with many of the same kinds of issues that our own Queen’s Grant scholars have to deal with. Check out the official blurb:

“Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra    community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy. Things aren’t going well at home, either: Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately — forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and   getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what’s going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.”

 

#ChooseKind

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One of the best things about reading Wonder this summer is that there are so many fun things already out there, based on the book, that we get to participate in. Visit  http://choosekind.tumblr.com to find some cool stuff, including the chance to take the #ChooseKind pledge and a link to the Daily Wonder App that you can put on your devices this summer.

Why Wonder?

We always like to choose a summer reading book that will emphasize our QG moral focus traits and work to bring our student body closer together through reading. Once we saw the movie trailer for Wonder, we were reminded of how great this book is and knew we’d found our next all school read!

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, take a minute to watch it and get excited about reading Wonder this summer. (And parents, get ready to be field trip drivers in November… 🙂

We hope you love it!

Announcing the 2017 QGMS all-school read…

wonder cover

We’re excited to announce that our summer reading book this year is WONDER by R.J. Palacio!

More information will be coming home in students’ end of year packets this week, but our QG Reads site will continue to be a place for students to discuss and interact with the book and each other throughout the summer.

For now, make sure you get your copy soon! They’re available at the Barnes and Noble at the Arboretum (check with the customer service desk), through Amazon, and through any other bookseller. Since it’s a bestseller, it should be pretty easy to find.