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