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Suggested summer readings

Incoming Southern Middle school 6th graders are expected to read one book over the summer. This can be a student and/or parent-selected book. Books should be at the 5th or 6th-grade reading level, or an appropriate Lexile for each student. The following books are suggestions (not requirements) for summer reading:

Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Chasing Space: Leland Melvin (Young Reader's Edition)

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley

Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabriella Douglas

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

The Middle School Series by James Patterson

Alan Gratz thematic series 


Suggested readings for 7th graders

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Posted by John David Anderson
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson