Middle School Summer Reading
Middle School is the time when sophisticated reading skills are developed to allow students the opportunity to analyze literature and master the content of the entire curriculum including social studies, science, math, and world languages. Reading becomes a powerful tool to find information, make sense of complex material, and find enjoyment in literature. The summer reading books are offered for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, and curriculum connections.
Middle School English
**All Middle School students, with the exception of Grade 8 Lyceum English, must read Titanic, Book One: Unsinkable by Gordon Korman. (ISBN 9780140348101).
In addition, over the summer students must read one book from the following list:
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott
Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Tim Green
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by T. Hegamin & M. Nelson
Skat by Carl Hiaasen
Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Bystander by James Prellar
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Jolted by Arthur Slade
Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor
Peace Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Grade 8 Lyceum English:
English 8 Lyceum will read A Night to Remember by Walter Lord and The Pearl by John Steinbeck. These are the only two required books for English 8 Lyceum.
Middle School History
Grade 6: The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Grade 7: The Wave by Todd Strasser
Grade 8: Where Have All the flowers Gone: The Diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty by Ellen Emerson White or My Name is America: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty by Ellen Emerson White.
Grade 8 Lyceum History: 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo