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Summer Reading choices for students entering 5th and 6th grade

Summer Reading choices for students entering 7th and 8th grade

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  • The giving tree

    This is one of my all time favorites. It is a story about unconditional love and finding purpose.

  • Joey Pigza swallowed the key

    This book was an exciting story of a kid who is always up and about! In every chapter there is something wild going on. If you want to know why Joey Pigza swallowed a key, or if the key is stuck in ...

  • The last straw (Diary of a wimpy kid ; bk. 3)

    A great book and the best in the whole series. I can't wait for the movie of it next year!

  • Coraline

    I loved this book. Its creepy and acording to the book its a horror book. I reccomend this book to whoever likes horror books

  • The curse of Camp Cold Lake

    I enjoyed reading this book and I never wanted to put it down! It's really suspenseful!

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Popular Titles

  • The hate u giveThe hate u give

    Thomas, Angie.

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does--or does not--say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

  • Breath, eyes, memoryBreath, eyes, memory

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village to New York to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence. In her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.

    Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

  • A long walk to waterA long walk to water : a novel : based on a true story

    Park, Linda Sue.

    When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

  • The rock and the riverThe rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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High School Summer reading

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