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Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists
Posted on 06/04/2018

Students of all grades will have 2 books assigned  to read over the summer. One will be a Required reading book title and then the second will be a choice book title.
In the first few weeks of school all students will be assessed on both books through the Language Arts classes. They will also be responsible for completing a project based on one book, so it is imperative that they read completely and diligently. Happy Reading!

8th Grade Summer Reading:
Required:
The Giver by Lois Lowry (Dystopian)

and Select One:
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Realistic Fiction)
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Realistic Fiction)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Dystopian)
Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Historical Fiction)
Schooled by Gordon Korman (Realistic Fiction)
The Outsiders by SE Hinton (Realistic Fiction)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Historical Fiction)
Smile by Raina Telemeier (Autobiography/Graphic Novel)
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (Memoir/Autobiography)
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake (Realistic Fiction)

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Jordan: jordan_m@hcde.org or Mrs. Williams: williams_leigh@hcde.org

7th Grade Summer Reading:
Required Title:
The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis


and Choose one:
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
Save Me a Seat by by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
I Live on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín
Look Both Ways in Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Caminar by Skila Brown
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Questions? Contact Abby Somers: Somers_G@hcde.org


6th Grade Summer Reading:
Your summer reading requirement includes TWO books.

The first book, Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli, will be required reading for all upcoming 6th grade students.  During the 3rd week of school, students will be taking a test on this novel.  Maniac Magee will be used throughout the year as a springboard for discussion on a variety of ELA topics.

The second book can be selected from the list of suggestions.  Please choose a book that is a good fit for you and your family:

Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling

Percy Jackson Series, by Rick Riordan

Hunger Games Series, by Suzanne Collins

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

Hatchet Series, by Gary Paulsen

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

Wonder, by R. J. Palachio

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Holes, Louis Sachar

Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

My Brother Sam Is Dead, by Christopher Collier

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis

The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt

Knucklehead, by John Scieszka

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai


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