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Holiday Reading Picks from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson

Holiday Reading Picks from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • For Parents |
  • December 18, 2019

Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson shares her holiday reading list, featuring both personal picks and authors with a special connection to Prince George’s County.

1. 2019 National Book Award finalist and Prince George’s County’s own Jason Reynolds conjures tales about what happens after the school dismissal bell rings, weaving them into a funny, poignant look at detours encountered on the walk home — and in life. Look Both WaysCEO Goldson holiday reading 2019

2. Explore the magical world of the late Jim Henson in this uplifting collection of quotes, anecdotes, songs, and insights — perfect inspiration for the holiday season! It's Not Easy Being Green

3. This historic photo collective by Prince Georges County resident Eunique Jones Gibson re-imagines Black history and empowers the next generation of leaders! Because of Them We Can

4. Mother/daughter collaborators share the story of how a family trip to the museum became an extraordinary moment in this moving picture book. Parker Looks Up

5. Award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo and former PGCPS teacher presents the tale of an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. The Poet X

6. In book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series — beloved author and native Prince Georgian Jeff Kinney tells the story of how the Heffley family’s unexpected inheritance gives offers a chance to make home improvements — and how they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be.

7. Author Dana Manalang presents science and engineering concepts in a way that is accessible to young readers and generates excitement about scientific exploration using robotic platforms! ROPOS and the Underwater Volcano

8. Need a dose of encouragement? Chaudlier Shepherd’s daily devotional is designed to offer just that — as well as guide readers in spirituality and faith. Clock In

9. Can’t decide? Check out this YouTube portal created by a Laurel High School grad and PGCPS parent, featuring more than 150 children's books read aloud! "It's Reading Time"