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Oak Hill Library: One Theme, Many Books

OTMB 2020


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Volume 1): Bowling ...  The Bridge Home: Venkatraman, Padma: 9781524738112: Books     The Benefits of Being an Octopus - Kindle edition by Braden, Ann ...  The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora: Cartaya, Pablo: 9781101997239 ...     The Stars Beneath Our Feet: Moore, David Barclay: 9781524701246 ...  New Kid: Craft, Jerry, Craft, Jerry: 9780062691194: Books

This year’s theme: Resiliency


Everyone reads

Shared reading experiences build community, connections, and a culture of reading.  This summer’s recommended reads are as followed:

6th grade: The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus or The Bridge Home

7th grade: The Benefits of Being an Octopus or Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora 

8th grade: The Stars Beneath our Feet or New Kid 

Students should plan to read at least one book from this list above and 3-5 additional books.


When we return in the fall, there will be a roundtable activity focused on One Theme, Many Books, where students and staff will participate in activities and discussions that revolve around the themes and topics in the books.

How do I get the book?

Oak Hill Middle School Library Digital Content (SORA or Overdrive)

Minuteman Public Library Overdrive (requires library card)

Boston Public Library Overdrive (requires library card)

Hoopla (requires library card)

Audible Audiobooks (need membership, recommended to read along while listening

Amazon Books

BookShop - Order online & support your favorite local bookstore 

Apply for a Minuteman Library Card (free for all MA residents)

Apply for a Boston Library Card (free for all MA residents)


Contact Kerry Winer, Literacy Coach at

Jean Stehle, Library Teacher at:


Jean Stehle, Library Teacher, Oak Hill Middle School Library 130 Wheeler Road Newton Center, MA 02459 617 559 9200