Summer Reading 2019 for High School

From the Kershaw County School District

Summer Reading for all KCSD students!

Summer reading is a great way to keep students engaged in literacy outside of school! Please use the links below to access required summer reading, reading challenges, fun suggestions, ebook access information, and details from the Kershaw County Library and local businesses that support summer reading!
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High School Students (Grade 9-12)

One Book Everyone Reads (Required Reading)

The "One Book, Everyone Reads" selection for this summer is "The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life" by Kwame Alexander.

"One Book, Everyone Reads" is a unified reading experience for high schoolers. This is a required reading assignment for for all KCSD students taking high school courses (including 8th graders in English I.) Reading is done in the summer with an assessment in the fall which counts as a minor grade.

Honors Reading Lists for ALL High Schools (Required Reading)

For students in Honors and Advanced Placement High School Courses, there are required summer assignments. Students are responsible for completed the assigned coursework. Please check back periodically as assignments may be updated.

Open the Honors Summer Reading Assignments Lists

"Strive for 5!" High School Summer Reading Challenge

Our "Strive for 5!" Reading Log can be used for BOTH the Kershaw County Library and our school libraries for fun reading incentives.

Download the High School Summer Reading Log

YA Book Recommendations

2019-2020 SC Young Adult Award Nominees

Come discover the South Carolina Book Awards, where each title is chosen to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature. The South Carolina Young Adult Book Award nominees are appropriate for 9-12 grade levels.

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Free eBooks & Audiobooks

eBooks from your School Library

Go to to start. Under Location, select South Carolina and under School, type in your school's name or city. When your school's eBook library opens, login using your district Google account or "guest" as the username & password.

Audiobook Sync for Teens

Audiobook Sync for Teens

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 25, 2019, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. In 2018, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks.

KC Library Digital Library

KC Library Digital Library

Our Kershaw County Library is a wonderful resource! Free with your library card, your library offers ebooks and audiobooks for you to download, all for free! These can be borrowed on your phone, tablet, ereader, or computer.

Make sure to check out:

  • Jasmine Digital Library - ebooks & audiobooks
  • Hoopla Digital - music, audiobooks, ebooks, comic books, TV shows, and movies
  • Flipster - digital magazines