Required Summer Reading

Required Summer Reading

Students will be required to read ONE book from the following approved lists.  Students may read/quiz on as many books as they wish, and the highest grade will count.  All testing will take place during the first two weeks of school, online, in ELA class.  Please email Amy Rogers with questions!

Rising 6th Grade options
The Running Dream--Wendelin Van Draanen
A Night Divided--Jennifer A. Nielsen
Legend--Marie Lu
Cracker!  The best dog in Vietnam--Cynthia Kadohata  
Serafina & The Black Cloak--Robert Beatty
Gym Candy--Carl Deuker

Read (and hear) more about these books here!  (hit View, play from the beginning, and make sure your sound is on)

Rising 7th Grade Options
Serafina and the Black Cloak  Robert Beatty
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus  Dusti Bowling
The War that Saved My Life  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Gym Candy  Carl Deuker
The Ruins of Gorlan  John Flanagan
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Phillip Hoose
House Arrest K. A. Holt
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Cynthia Kadohata
Legend Marie Lu
Greenglass House Kate Milford
A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
A Night Divided Jennifer A. Nielsen
The First Rule of Punk Celia C. Perez
Ghost Boys Jewell Parker Rhodes
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone JK Rowling
Bomb Steve Sheinkin
I’ll Be There Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Bitter Side of Sweet Tara Sullivan
The Running Dream Wendelin Van Draanen
Crow Barbara Wright
I Am Malala * Malala Yousafzai
(* Young Reader’s edition with Patricia McCormick)

Rising 8th Grade Options
Under the Mesquite--Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Undefeated--Steve Sheinken
Between Shades of Gray--Ruta Sepetys
Everlost--Neal Shusterman

Animal Farm  George Orwell