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Summer Reading for Students Entering Grade 7

ALL GRADE READ for students entering grade 7: Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth ( chapters 1 & 9 excerpt), by James Cross Giblin.

This short selection and connected activity are expected literacy work for all students. The full text of the excerpt is included in student Summer Reading Packets, along with guidelines for the connected writing.

CHOICE Book Reading for students entering grade 7: All students are expected to select 1 book from the list below, or any title of their own choice. Guidelines for the connected writing activity are included in Summer Reading Packets. Students are strongly encouraged to complete more than 1 “choice” book.

Suggested CHOICE book reading for students entering grade 7:


Tangerine  by Edward Bloor   (Also available: eBook)

The Giver  by Lois Lowry   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

Blink & Caution  by Tom Wynne-Jones   (Also available: eBook)

A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness   (Also available: eBook)

Nothing But the Truth  by Avi

The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green   (Also available: eBook)

Non Fiction

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer  by James Swenson   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

Daniel’s Story  by Carol Matas   (Also available: eAudiobook)

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)  by Sue Macy

Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl  by Albert Marrin

Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo  by Zlata Filipovic   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)