The goal of the NEISD Summer Reading Program is to promote student choice in reading. The reading lists featured were compiled by NEISD English Language Arts department. Each grade level has adopted a thematic topic to promote reading in academic and personal settings. The selected titles on each reading list represent a variety of voices, cultures, perspectives, and ideologies. The goal is to provide students with an abundance of choice in the texts they interact with in an effort to develop their understanding, perspective, and appreciation for the people, places, and ideas that comprise their world.
The majority of the NEISD Choice Reading Initiative books are available in e-book format through Overdrive. Several titles on each list are also available in audiobook.