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William Dandy Middle School

Summer Reading Program


Sixth Grade

Unit 1- Discovering Your Voice

Suggested Books:

  • Farewell Speech by Gehrig, Lou
  • Speech to National Council of Negro Women (2001) by Rice, Condoleezza
  • Two Viewpoints by Burr, Amelia Josephine
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Jacobs, Harriet
  • Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad


Seventh Grade

Unit 1- Reality Check

Suggested Books

  • The Twenty-One Balloons by Pene du Bois, William
  • The Yearling by Rawlings, Majorie Kinnan
  • The Long Road to Gettysburg by Murphy, Jim
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Douglass, Frederick


Eighth Grade

Unit 1- Gadgets and Glitches

Suggest Books

  • Rip Van Winkle by Irving, Washington
  • Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Thimmesh, Catherine
  • The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Freedman, Russell
  • Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert by Aronson, Marc
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet (unknown)
  • The Gift of the Magi by Henry, O.






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Be prepared to discuss or complete an activity about your book when you return to school for the 2022/2023 school year.