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    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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    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