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Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer reading

Summer Reading: A compilation of area schools required summer reading lists.

6th and 7th Grade:

Ghosts I have Been by Richard Peck
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Acorn People by Ron Jones
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Maniac Magee by Spinelli
 Invention of Hugo Cabret by Selznick
Maze of Bones: 39 Clues by Rick Riordan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Kinney
Watsons Go To Birmingham by Curtis
The Egypt Game by Snyder
Walk Two Moons by Creech
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Acorn People by Ron Jones
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The Incredible Journey bySheila Burnford
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Bartoletti
Seven Sons and Seven Daughters by Barbara Chen
The Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander
Ordinary Magic by Malcolm Bosse
the Conch Bearer by Chitra Bannerjee Divakauruni
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
The Broken Tusk by Uma Krishnaswami
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Blizzard by Jim Murphy 
The Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi
Anna of Byzantium by Tracey Barrett
Year of Wonder: A Novel about the Plaque by Geraldine Brooks
Lady with an Alien by Michael Resnick 
Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopald
Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
Wonder, R.J. Pallacio

 First Test, Pierce
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Rowling
Number the Stars, Lowry
Ella Enchanted, Levine
The Wednesday Wars, Schmidt
Artemis Fowl, Colfer
Liar and Spy, Stead
The One and Only Ivan, Applegate
Dead End in Norvelt, Gantos
Where the Red Fern Grows, Rawls

8th Grade 

Night by Elie Wiesel
The Outsiders by Susan Hinton
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
The Young Man and the Sea, Rodman Philbrick
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Carl
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
Haveli by Suzanne Fisher Staples
White Fang by Jack London
Taking Sides, by Soto
Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Stargirl byJerry Spinelli
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Giver by Lois Lowery
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 

9th  Grade
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
The Pigman, Paul Zindel
A Day No Pigs Would Die, Newton Peck
The Hobbit by JR Tolkein
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
Into the Wild by Krakauer
The Hobbit by Tolkien
Rebecca by du Maurier
Matched by Condie
Bleachers by Grisham
Thirteen Reasons Why by Asher
The Fault in our Stars by Green
Bless Me Ultima by Anaya
Days of Grace by Ashe
Copper Sun by Draper
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Maus I by Spiegelman 

 10th Grade:
Nickled and Dimed, Ehrenreich
Blessings, Anna Quindlen
The Bean Trees, Kingsolver
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Kesey

    The Speed of Dark , Moon

       “Death of a Salesman,” Miller
 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, Alvarez
•       Angela’s Ashes, McCourt
•       The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck
•       The Joy Luck Club, Tan
•       The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, McCullers
•       The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chbosky
•       Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, Blumenthal
•       Looking for Alaska, Green
•       Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck
American Born Chinese, Yang

 11th Grade:
The Woman Who Owned the Shadows, Paula Gun Allen
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou
The Bluest Eye, Morrison
If I Die in the Combat Zone, O’Brien
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Picture of Dorian Gray byWilde
Invisible Man by Ellison
Catch-22 by Heller
The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night by Haddon
The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury
Daughter of Fortune by Allende
Candyfreak: a Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of Hemingway in America, by Almond
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bryson
The Color Purple by Walker
Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to the Fields of Honor by Sielski
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway
A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole
A Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by Haskell

12th Grade:
The Glass Castle, Walls
The Metamorphosis, Kafka 
Snow Falling on Cedars, Guterson
The Kitchen God’s Wife, Tan
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hardy
Catch-22, Heller
Anna Karenina, Tolstoy
Dracula, Stoker
The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood
Frankenstein, Shelley
Guns, Germs and Steel by Diamond 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig
Oryx and Crake by Atwook
Utopia by Moore
The Road by McCarthy
Childhood's End by Clarke
Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Dick
World War Z by Brooks
Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Blindness by Saramago
On the Road by Kerouac
Siddhartha by Hesse
The Alchemist by Coehlo
Ready Player One by Cline

Anything by: 
Roald Dahl
Gary Paulson
Andrew Clements
Rick Riordan

Peter and the Star Catchers
100 Cupboards
The Book without Words

Classics/Award Winners: 
Of Mice and Men
Bud Not Buddy
The House on Mango Street
Out of the Dust
Roll Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Giver
Animal Farm
The Pigman
Things Fall Apart
To Kill A Mockingbird

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