Thompson Announces 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Jun 18, 2018
Press Release
Encourages CA-05 students to compete

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced his 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for students through eighth grade in California’s Fifth Congressional District.

“Reading helps students explore new topics, expand their interests, and ensure they are developing academically. That’s why I am thrilled to announce my 2018 Summer Reading Challenge,” said Thompson. “Students will be challenged to read throughout the summer and recognized for their dedication. I encourage all young people throughout our district to participate!”

Reading lists are developed through a partnership with the Association for Library Service to Children and the Library of Congress and broken down by grade so all recommendations are age appropriate. That list can be found by clicking here. Thompson will recognize all students who participate at an event at the end of the summer. Students, parents, and teachers can sign up by clicking here.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.