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Great Summer Reads (Middle & High School)

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Incoming/Rising 6th Grade Book List: Great Summer Reads
  1. 'Hatchet' by Gary Paulsen
  2. 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio
  3. 'Wink' by Rob Harrell
  4. 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate
  5. 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry
  6. 'The False Prince' by Jennifer Nielsen
Incoming/Rising 7th Grade Book List: Great Summer Reads
  1. ‘Booked’ by Kwame Alexander
  2. ‘The Great Fire’ by Jim Murphy
  3. ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by Al Gore
  4. ‘Restart’ by Gordon Korman
  5. ‘The Wednesday Wars’ by Gary D. Schmidt
  6. ‘Uglies’ by Scott Westerfeld
  7. ‘Forget Me Not’ by Ellie Terry
  8. ‘We Dream of Space’ by Erin Entrada Kelly
  9. ‘Genesis Begins Again’ by Alicia D. Williams
  10. ‘Trapped’ by Marc Aronson

Incoming/Rising 8th Grade Book List: Great Summer Reads

  1. 'Ghost' by Jason Reynolds
  2. 'When Stars Are Scattered' by Victoria Jamieson
  3. 'The Story of Science: Newton at the Center' by Joy Hakim
  4. 'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld
  5. 'The Girl with the White Flag' by Tomiko Higa and Dorothy Britton
  6. 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' by William Kamkwamba , Bryan Mealer , et al.
  7. 'The Crossover' by Kwame Alexander
  8. 'Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through' by Rochelle Melander

Incoming/Rising 9th Grade Book List: Great Summer Reads

  1. 'The Boys Who Challenged Hitler' by Phillip Hoose
  2. 'Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe
  3. 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell
  4. 'Legend' by Marie Lu
  5. 'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawking
  6. 'The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World' by Steven Johnson
  7. 'It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood' by Trevor Noah
  8. 'The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life' by Kwame Alexander
  9. 'One of Us Is Lying' by Karen M. McManus
  10. 'Jurassic Park' by Michael Crichton

Incoming/Rising 10th Grade Book List: Great Summer Reads

  1. 'The Martian' by Andy Weir
  2. 'A Long Way Down' by Jason Reynolds
  3. 'Purple Hibiscus: A Novel' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. 'The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America' by Erik Larson
  5. 'Wolf By Wolf' by Ryan Graudin
  6. 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot
  7. 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck
  8. 'Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood' by Marjane Satrapi
  9. 'Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights' by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
  10. 'The Scar Boys' by Len Vlahos