Reading List

Students are asked to read at least ONE nonfiction book and at least ONE fiction book this summer! We want our students to continue to grow as readers and maintain or raise their current reading levels this summer with continued reading practice. Summer reading will be assessed during the first THREE weeks of school.

Please go online to the following sites to find out about the book your child has chosen. or

* Books maked with an asterisk may contain mature or potentially objectionable subject matter.


  • Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • *No Body's Perfect: Stories by Teens About Body Image, Self-Acceptance and the Search for Identity by Kimberly Kirberger
  • Teens With Courage to Give: Young People Who Triumphed Over Tragedy and Volunteered to Make a Difference by Jackie Waldman


  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio (reading level grades 6th - 8th)
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (reading lelve grades 6th - 8th)
  • Schooled by Gordon Korman (reading level grades 6th - 8th)
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman (reading level 6th - 8th)
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (reading level grades 6th - 8th)
  • Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan (reading level grades 6th - 8th) 
  • * The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (reading level grade 8 - up)
  • * 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (reading level grade 8 - up)


  • The Mightly Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis (reading Level grades 6th-8th)
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Sims Levine (reading level grades 6th - 8th)


  • Found (The Missing, book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (reading level grades 6th - 8th)
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympians series by Rick Riordan (reading level grades 6th - 7th)
  •  The Selection (book 1) by Kierra Cass (reading level grades 8th - up)


  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (reading level grades 6th - 8th)
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (reading level grades 6th - 8th)


  • Middle School: The Worst Years  (book 1) by James Patterson (reading level grades 6th - 8th )
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