Summer book suggestions, by grade

May 22, 2001

Summer book suggestions, by grade

Eighth grade

"Crush: Stories" by Ellen Conford

"Holes" by Louis Sachar

"A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories" by Richard Peck

"The Boxes" by William Sleator

"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"We All Fall Down" by Robert Cormier

"Flour Babies" by Anne Fine

"Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You" by Carol Weston

"Fat Chance" by Leslea Newman

"Hoops" by Walter Dean Myers


"Taming the Star Runner" by S.E. Hinton

"Midnight Magic" by Avi

"Can of Worms" by Kathy Mackel

"Jason's Gold" by Will Hobbs

"The Skin I Am" by Sharon Flake

Ninth grade

"Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine

"Talking God" by Tony Hillerman

"The Contender" by Robert Lipsyte

"Are You In the House Alone?" by Richard Peck

"Finding My Voice" by Marie G. Lee

"How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez

"That Summer" by Sarah Dessen

"Fall River Dreams" by Bill Reynolds

"A Gathering of Old Men" by Ernest J. Gaines

"Gifted Hands" by Ben Carson

"Biting the Moon" by Martha Grimes

"Junebug" by Alice Mead

"When Zachary Beaver Came To Town" by Kimberly Willis Holt

"Fever 1793" by Laurie Halse Anderson

10th grade

"Danger Zone" by David Klass

"Rules of the Road" by Joan Bauer

"Bull Catcher" by Alden Carter

"Heroes: A Novel" by Robert Cormier

"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

"The Maze" by Will Hobbs

"Just One Tear" by K.L. Mahon

"Not the End of the World" by Rebecca Stowe

"Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood" by Nechama Tec

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

"King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" by David Remnick

"Swallowing Stones" by Joyce McDonald

"Elske" by Cynthia Voigt

"Our Youth Wuz" by Ajay Stoner

11th grade

"Someone Like You" by Sarah Dessen

"At All Costs" by John Gilstrap

"Fear Nothing" by Dean R. Koontz

"Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause

"Soldier's Heart: Being in the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers" by Gary Paulsen

"Memories of Summer" by Ruth White

"Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho" by Jon Katz

"Hope Was Here" by Joan Bauer

"Bad" by Jean Ferris

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith

"Wait Till Next Year" by Doris Kearns Goodwin

"When I Was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago

"Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Driver's Ed" by Caroline B. Cooney

"Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara

12th grade

"Rats Saw God" by Rob Thomas

"Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney

"The Rose that Grew from Concrete" by Tupac Shakur

"Always Running: LA Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA" by Luis J. Rodriguez

"The Dark Side of Nowhere: A Novel" by Neal Shusterman

"Anne Frank and Me" by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

"Gods and Generals" by Jeff Shaara

"Small Voices" by Samuel G. Freedman

"Say It Loud!: The Story of Rap Music" by Maurice K. Jones

"Pedro and Me" by Judd Winick

"Good Girl Work: Factories, Sweatshops, and How Women Changed Their Role in the Workforce" by Catherine Gourley

"In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer" by Irene Gut Opdyke

"Caucasia" by Danzy Senna

"How I Spent My Last Night on Earth" by Todd Strasser

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