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Summer Reading Lists: 2017

5th Grade Summer Reading

(E-book or hard copy)

You are required to read two books over the summer One is a required book* and one is a choice book from the list below.

*Required Novel:
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 978-0064401845

Choose one:
Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo 0-763-61898-5
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 0-689-85354-8
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary 0-380-70957-0
The Landry News by Andrew Clements 0-689-82868-3
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 0-547-32861-3
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ISBN-10:0064404994  ISBN-13: 978-0064404990

6th Grade Summer Reading

(ebook or hard copy)

You are required to read two books over the summer One is a required book* and one is a choice book from the list below.

*Required Novel:
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Koninhsburg  ISBN-10: 0689866372  ISBN-13: 978-0689866371

Choose one:
Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs 0-380-72537-1
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 978-0-312-36754-1
Flush
by Carl Hiassen
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis 978-0440228004
Hoot
by Carl Hiassen 0-375-82181-3
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli 0-316-80722-2

7th Grade Summer Reading


Both Required:

The Jungle Book (Book One Only) by Rudyard Kipling *free on digital devices 978-0980060584
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 978-0-060-53094-5

8th Grade Summer Reading

(ebooks or clean hard copy)
Read two books. Pick a pair on the same theme. These pairings include a fiction book and a nonfiction book. You may choose one pair. This means you must read two book that go together.

NOTE: All 8th grade students must download and complete this .pdf document. Please be prepared to turn this in to Mrs. Allison on the first day of school: Paired Reading Activity Packet

THE 1960s PAIRING:
Fiction - The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. 978-1-606-86584-2
Non-fiction - The New York Times Times of the Sixties by John Rockwell

BULLYING PAIRING:
Fiction - Tease by Amanda Maciel
Non-fiction - Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories by Dawn Metcalf

NATIVE AMERICAN PAIRING:
Fiction - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Non-fiction - American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities by Devon A' Mihesuah

RACISM & PREJUDICE PAIRING:
Fiction - Guardian by Julius Lester
Non-fiction - They Call Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

NATURAL DISASTER PAIRING:
Fiction - Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi
Non-fiction - Isaac's Storm:a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

SOCIAL MEDIA PAIRING:
Fiction - The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Non-fiction - friend me! A 600-year history of Social Networking in America

9th Grade Summer Reading

Select two books, one from each category:
(hard copy preferred)

Choose one (Hard Copy):
March Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell (9781603093002)
March Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell (9781603094009)
March Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell (9781603094023)

Choose one (e-Book or Hard Copy):
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse   (9780316260602)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys   (9780399160301)
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan   (9780399173073)
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace (9781629790947)
Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice by Susan Goldman Rubin  (9780823436460)
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman (978-0544223790)
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson   (9781467789035)

10th Grade Summer Reading

Choose one book from each category:

Nonfiction:

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 978-0307387172
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls 9780743247542

Fiction:
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver 978-0061097317
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 978-1451696196

11th Grade Summer Reading

The following two books are required, in addition to the summer journal assignment*:

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster 978-0062301673
The Road by Cormac MacCarthy  978-0307387899

*View/Download Summer Journal Assignment

12th Grade Summer Reading

(ebooks or hard copy)

Select two books, one from each group, and complete the summer journal assignment*.


Group 1 (choose one):
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam 978-0-385-33320-7
The Color of Water by James McBride 978-1-594-48192-5
Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls 978-1416586296

Group 2 (choose one):
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 978-1-594-48000-3
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 978-1-594-48950-1
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 978-0395927205

*Viiew/Download Summer Journal Assignment

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