Summer Reading Materials

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This year we are taking a different approach to summer reading. We are going from making the books below "required"
to "recommended". Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your
child doesn't continue to read regularly throughout the summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline
in their reading ability. Families must encourage students to read for the enjoyment of escaping to new worlds via books
so that they develop a lifelong passion for reading. Please see recommended list below.
6th Grade:
  • The Egypt Game by Ziloha Keatley Snyder
  • Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Wringer or Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
7th Grade:
  • Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins
    -Dystopian/utopian (relates to The Giver, which we will read this year)
  • StarGirl By: Jerry Spinelli
    -Related themes to this year's reading
  • Freak the Mighty By: Rodman Philbrick
    -related themes to this year's reading
8th grade:
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a young Girl

-connects to Holocaust books the students have read the past two years

  • Monster By: Walter Dean Myers

-shares similar themes to what we will read this year

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
    -list this as a "challenge for advanced readers"
9-12th Grades:
  • 9th- Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • 10th- I Have Lived A Thousand Years- Livia-Bitton Jackson
  • 11th- Jekyll and Hyde by Stevenson
  • 12th- Things Fall Apart by Achebe

AP Classes
  • AP Lang- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • AP Seminar - How to Read Literature Like a Professor- Thomas Foster