2017 Summer Independent Reading Lists 
 YAY....Summer Reading!!  All grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below.  In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list or the "Classics" list, and 1 book of your choice.  This is for a total of 3 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.  I have included Lexile levels when available.
 

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6th Grade Mandatory  
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7th Grade Mandatory 
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8th Grade Mandatory 
 
 
Incoming 6th Grade    Savvy                                by Ingrid Law  
 
Incoming 7th Grade    Nothing But the Truth   by Avi   
 
Incoming 8th Grade    Out of the Dust               by Karen Hesse
 
Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list.  Read On!! :) 
 
 
 
 Incoming 9th Grade (Freshman) Summer Reading Book 
 
 
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Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was young to be someone's pet. Now he's grown up . . . and is about to be sent away again, to a place from which there will be no return.

John grew up with Raja. The orangutan was his friend, his brother -- never his pet. But when John's parents split up and he moved across the country, he left Raja behind. Now Raja is suffering.

There's one last chance to save Raja -- a chance that will force John to confront his fractured family and the captivity he's imposed on himself all of these years.
   This is book 3 in the Series of 3 books.  
Book 1 is Endangered and Book 2 is Threatened
You are NOT required to read Book 1 and 2.
 


 
2016 Summer Independent Reading Lists
As usual, all grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below.  In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, and 1 book of your choice.  This is for a total of 3 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.  I have included Lexile levels when available.
 
 
 
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Incoming 6th Grade    Savvy                                by Ingrid Law  
 
Incoming 7th Grade    The Outsiders                  by S.E. Hinton    
 
Incoming 8th Grade    Nothing But the Truth   by Avi
 
Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list.  Read On!! :) 
 
 
 Incoming Freshman Summer Reading Book - TBA 


2015 Summer Independent Reading Lists
Again, for this year, all grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below.  In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, and 1 book of your choice.  This is for a total of 3 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.  I have included Lexile levels when available.
 
 
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Incoming 6th Grade    Savvy                                by Ingrid Law  
 
Incoming 7th Grade    The Outsiders                  by S.E. Hinton    
 
Incoming 8th Grade    Nothing But the Truth   by Avi
 
Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list.  Read On!! :) 
 
 

2015 Incoming Freshmen Summer Reading Book
 
 
 Listen, Slowly  
by Thanhhà Lai
 
Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.
 
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2014 Summer Independent Reading Lists
 
This summer all grade levels are assigned a required book to read - see below.  In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, 1 Nonfiction title, and 1 book of your choice.  This is for a total of 4 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.  I have included Lexile levels when available.
 
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Incoming 6th Grade    Bull Run                           by Paul Fleischman
Incoming 7th Grade    The Outsiders                 by S.E. Hinton
Incoming 8th Grade    Nothing But the Truth  by Avi
 
 
Click on the appropriate link to access a pdf of your grade level reading list.  Read On!! :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2014 Incoming Freshman Required Reading Book
 
The Book Thief 
By Markus Zusak
 
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
 
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Past Lists
2013 Summer Reading List
Students are encouraged to read at least 1 book from the appropriate grade level list plus 2 more books of your choice, for a total of 3 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.  
 
Click on the appropriate link to access a pdf of your grade level reading list.  Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 

2012 Summer Reading Lists  

 
 
 

Incoming Freshman Required Summer Reading
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet 
By Jamie Ford 
 
 
 
 
 When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.
Bitter&sweet

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