Mission & History Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center envisions a community in which young people of all ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self-confidence and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.

Sponsored By:   Charlestown Against Drugs
Charlestown, Boston, MA
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Summer Reading Program

Read 2 books from the CLLC Recommended Book List and 2 of your choosing (four total) fill out the entry form  (obtain from LC) write a book report on the one of the books from the CLLC reading list, return both to the Learning Center for your reward.   


3-5th grade students:
1.      Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
2.      A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett
3.      The Best of Horatio Alger, Horatio Alger Jr
4.      Jack Stalwart Series, Hunt
5.      A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
6.      The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
7.      From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankwieler, E L Konigsburg
8.      Anne of Green Gables, L M Montgomery
9.      Mathilda, Roald Dahl
10. The BFG, Roald Dahl
11. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks
12. The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
13. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
14. Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh
15. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
16. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
17. David and the Pheonix, Edward Ormondroyd
18. The Case of the Basil ST Irregulars, Anthony Boucher
6th-8th Grades:
1.      Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
2.      A Conneticutt Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
3.      How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, Julia Alvarez
4.      The Crucible, Arthur Miller
5.      The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
6.      The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood, Maxine Hong Kingston
7.      The Baseball Great: Tim Green
8.      Scat: Carl Hiaasen
9.      3 Willows: Ann Brashares
10.  Savvy: Ingrid Law
11. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball: Kadir Nelson
12. The Brothers Torres: Coert Voorhees
13. The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmdt
14. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
15. American Born Chinese, Shaun Tan
16. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
17. The Skin I’m In, Sharon G Flake
18. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, Jennifer Armstrong
19. Heroes of the Valley, Jonathon Stroud
20. Airball: My Life in Briefs, L.D. Harkrader
High School:
1.      Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Michael Dorris
2.      Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
3.      Nine Stories, J D Salinger
4.      The Greenman, Kingsley Amis
5.      Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
6.      A Monk Swimming, Malachy McCourt
7.      Catch-22, Joseph Heller
8.      The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
9.      American Requiem, James Carroll
10. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
11. Black Boy, Richard Wright
12. The Color Purple, Toni Morrison
13. Demian, Herman Hesse
14. Floating in My Mother’s Palm, Ursula Hegi
15. Out of Dust, Karen Hesse
16. Monster, Walter Dean Myers
17. The House of the Scorpian: Nancy Farmer
18. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
19. A Tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
20. Playing for Pizza, John Grisham