2020 6-8 Grade summer Reading List

  1. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  2. A River Of Words by Jen Bryant
  3. Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Melissa Sweet
  4. Moonshot: The Flight Of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  5. Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
  6. Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
  7. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  8. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
  9. The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
  10. Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
  11. Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movements by Carole Boston Weatherford
  12. When The Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc And The Creation Of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill
  13. The 57 Bus: A True Story Of Two Teenagers And The Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
  14. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement From 1954 to 1968 by Diane McWhorter
  15. Climate Change And The Polar Regions by Michael Burgan
  16. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot Of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
  17. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark by Debbie Levy
  18. No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, And Teenagers On Death Row by Susan Kuklin
  19. Martin Luther King Jr. by Adele Q. Brown
  20. Race Relation: The Struggle For Equality In America by Barbara Diggs
  21. Reading For Action: Engaging Youth In Social Justice Through Young Adult Literature by Ashley S. Boyd and Janine J. Darragh
  22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case Of R. B. G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter
  23. Threats To Civil Liberties: Policing by Bradley Steffens
  24. We Are Here To Stay: Voices Of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin
  25. We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden
  26. A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  27. Charlie Hernandez And The League Of Shadows by Ryan Calejo
  28. Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  29. Illuminae: The Illuminae Files-01 by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  30. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  31. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds Fiction
  32. Puddin’: Don’t Break The Rules, Change ‘Em by Julie Murphy
  33. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  34. The Season Of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
  35. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  36. American Dream: A Journey On Route 66 by Shing Yin Khor
  37. Badass Black Girl by M.J. Fievre
  38. Contemporary Issues: Education by Ashley Nicole
  39. Contemporary Issues: Race Relations by Erica Burton
  40. Dreams From Many Rivers: A Hispanic History Of The United States Told In Poems by Margarita Engle
  41. Girl Activist by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen
  42. Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani
  43. March Forward, Girl: From Young Warriors To Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals
  44. Open Mic: Riffs On Life Between Cultures In Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins
  45. Out Of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Maryory Wentworth
  46. Stars And Planets by Mack van Gageldonk
  47. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life Of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul
  48. Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs On Earth by Amy Stewart