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OPTIONAL Summer Reading

SUGGESTED SUMMER READING NOVELS – 2020/21

Summer reading will be optional for the 2020/21 school year. Students will NOT be required to read any novels during the summer. There will NOT be any projects to complete or tests to take for the summer reading novels for the 2020/2021 school year.

Below are grade level lists of suggested novels students may read if they choose. Students are NOT required to read any of the novels.

6th grade language arts suggested summer reading novel choices (optional)

· Almost Home (Bauer)

· Escaping the Giant Wave (Kehret)

· My Life Among Aliens (Gauthier)

· A Drowned Maiden’s Hair (Schlitz)

· The 39 Clues (series – various authors)

· One Crazy Summer (Williams-Garcia)

· The Pinballs (Byars)

· Hungry Plants (Batten)

· Stand Tall (Bauer)

· My Guy (Weeks)

· Chomp (Hiaasen)

· The Candymakers (Mass)

· Things Hoped For (Clements)

· Esperanza Rising (Munoz-Ryan)

· The Mysterious Benedict Society (Stewart)

· Out of My Mind (Draper)

· The Crossover (Alexander)

· Elephant Run (Smith)

 

7th grade language arts suggested summer reading novel choices (optional)

· Among the Hidden (Haddix)

· Stormbreaker (Horowitz)

· The Red Pony (Steinbeck)

· Dragonwings (Yep)

· Amos Fortune, Free Man (Yates)

· Walk Two Moons (Creech)

· A Single Shard (Park)

· Driver’s Ed (Cooney)

· The Boy on the Wooden Box (Leyson)

· Hiroshima (Hersey)

 

8th grade language arts suggested summer reading novel choices (optional)

· The Skin I’m In (Flake)

· The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson)

· Define “Normal” (Peters)

· Running Out of Time (Haddix)

· Hoops (Myers)

· Surviving the Applewhites (Tolan)

· One Fat Summer (Lipsyte)

· The Wish (Levine)

· Knights of the Hill Country (Tharp)

· If I Should Die Before I Wake (Nolan)

· The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Speare)

· The House of the Scorpion (Farmer)

· Delirium (Oliver)

· Ship Breaker (Bacigalupi)

· Warriors Don’t Cry (Beals)

· Copper Sun (Draper)