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Summer Book Lists

Please explore the many book lists below for all students at Whitman Middle School. Can’t wait to see you in 2022-2023!

Happy Summer Reading!

Incoming 6th Graders to Whitman MS

I am so excited to welcome rising 5th graders to Whitman MS. Wildcats Read.

I’m here to help you pick some great books!! Happy Reading!
Whitman MS Librarian Ms. Macer

Whitman MS Favorite Book List

Below is a list of some of the favorites books that students read at Whitman Middle School.

Wildcats Read 22-23

Below is a link to an array of curated books that will be highlighted all year at WMS. They feature diverse topics, BIPoC authors and protagonists, meaningful messages along with great entertainment.

They are meant to be mirrors and windows, so that we can learn, see into others’ lives, & make sense of the world. Age & grade recommendations are a starting point with many options for free choice.

Keep in mind that you can put a book down if it seems too mature, scary, is too frustrating, or just does not feel right. Happy Reading!


Museum and Outdoor Recreation Passes

Add to your summer fun by getting FREE passes to local museums. Did you know you can also check out Discovery Passes for free through the library? Visit the Seattle Public Library website, specifically the Museum Pass and Outdoor Recreation pages. ALL SPS students have an SPL account. To learn how to sign in, visit Library Link. To find your student ID, visit The Source.


Whitman MS Library

Where everyone is Welcome!

Interior view of the school library
Whitman Middle School Library
Ms. Macer
Shelly Sharp Macer, Librarian

If you are sick… Please use the hold system if you are home ill.

  • Sign into Destiny Discover with your SPS username and password and then place holds.
  • Send me an email notifying me that you have placed a hold.
  • Pick up books in the main office.

Students who are on campus are no long placing holds.

Need book recommendations? Email me at ssmacer@seattleschools.org

Search for Books in the Library

Grades 7 & 8

Students in grades 7 & 8 can choose Library TA as an elective! The library runs smoothy because of the excellent help I get from the Library TA crew. Speak to your school counsellor to sign up. 

Library FAQs

  • Three weeks
  • You may renew them once IF you are signed in to Destiny Discover

Return to the yellow bin with pawprints on it.

  • Three book limit for the first two weeks
  • Up to six at a time once everyone has come through the library
  • When you bring back books, you can check out more books

Wildcats Read is a list of Fantastic books that we will highlight for the year.

Visit Wildcats Read webpage to see the full list.

Yes, every student has access to eBooks through Whitman and Seattle Public Library. I will help 6th graders signed up for eBooks. Students use Library Link or their personal library cards to access SPL eBooks. Click on the Library Link hyperlink below.

Novelist and Destiny Discover both offer read-alike suggestions when you click on a book.

Novelist Login information:

  • Username: studentsps
  • Novelist password: access20!

Books, Reading Websites, and BookTalks

If you liked this, then read these.  Book recommendations based on popular novels. 

Check out these book recommendations to keep you busy and change the world.

  • Racial Equity Book List PP
  • Make it! Bake it! Create it!
  • Engineers Unite!
  • Social Justice, Activism & Know your history.
  • Coding & Technology
  • Veteran’s Day Resources

Are you an adult, parent, who needs book recommendations? Are you a student looking for a great present for the adults in your life? Check out these book recs that are paired with middle grade and teen books as well. 

  • Adult Book Recommendations paired with MG and YA Books – Dec. 2020
  • Adult Book Recommendations – May 2021
  • eBook Instructions with visuals
  • Watch this PP on finding and using eBooks at Whitman.
  • Online Resources 
  • Library Link for SPS Students
  • Library Link for SPS Staff
  • How to Access Hoopla for graphic novels, comics and streaming

Please log in to the Library Schoology page for First Chapter Friday videos. Contact Ms. Macer if you can’t find the Schoology page.

Find great books by popping into any of these websites. 

Need ideas based on themes and issues such as #MeToo, Immigration, Social Justice? View our Resource Lists and Copy Categories for titles and themes.