SUMMER READING Grades 6-12

Find your Miles River M.S. or HWRHS grade below for Fall 2019. Click the title you want, then click the hold button in the catalog to request your book. You will be prompted for your library card barcode number, and your PIN(password). 
If all our copies are checked out, but the book is currently on-shelf at one of the libraries in our consortium, it will take ~4 days for it to travel here to the H-W Library. You may elect to receive notification of your book's arrival by phone call, email, or text. To change your default arrival notification method log in to your library account. After receiving notification that your book is here, you have 7 days to pick it up at the circulation desk before it goes back to the owning library.
Frequently Asked Questions:
     I can keep the books all summer, right?
     You may keep them out for 3 weeks.
     Our summer reading books are not renewable.
     This gives other people a chance to read the book before school starts.
     Where are the summer reading books?
     On the 2nd floor, on the counters under the Young Adult sign.
     Are these books available in audio or eBook format?
     Many titles are available as audio books or eBooks.
     The books may be on CDs or Playaways for physical check out,
     and/or they may be available for download via OverDrive or Hoopla.
     Not all titles have been made into audio book or eBook format.
     If you have a question - don't be shy, just ask! 
Miles River Middle School 
 2 0 1 9   S u m m e r   R e a d i n g   L i s t 
Entering Grade 6 :

All students must choose one book from the following list:

Entering Grade 7 :                                                 

Students entering 7th grade in the Fall are required to read two books over the summer. The books are your choice but must fit into one of the 18 categories found below. One book per category. You will be using these categories all year. To help you select a book there is a 7th Grade page on this blog with suggestions for each category:

Some restrictions:
  • Don’t use the same category twice. Also be aware that once you use it, it is gone for the year. 
  • Don’t read a book that was an assigned class text, read-aloud book, or book club book in younger grades. No Julie of the Wolves, Holes, or Hatchet for example. 
  • Don’t read a book that is also a movie. If you aren’t sure, google it.
Entering Grade 8 :


All students are required to read two books over the summer: one required text and one choice novel. The required novel is:
In addition, students must read any one choice novel that meets the requirements listed below. The goal is to broaden perspective through choice reading, and to consider the ways in which a person can be a positive change-maker in his or her society. As such the novel must...
  • Be over 120 pages in length.
  • Be something you have NOT read before.
  • Be from the point of view of an identity group that is somehow different from the reader. For example, the person could be from another country, be of a different gender, ethnicity, or religion.
  • Genre is wide open!
Following are a few suggestions that students have enjoyed in the past:

Nonfiction Titles:

Fiction Titles:

   H-W Regional High School  
 2019 Summer Reading Lists 

Entering 9th Grade :                                         

9 College Prep: 
9 Honors: In addition to choosing one of the books from the HWRHS Community Read list, Honors students are required to read the following book (must be the unabridged edition):

Entering 10th Grade :                                         

10 College Prep:
10 Honors: In addition to choosing one of the books from the HWRHS Community Read list, Honors students are required to read one of the following two books:

Entering 11th Grade :                                         

11 College Prep: 
11 Honors or American Studies for Honors English credit: In addition to choosing one of the books from the HWRHS Community Read list, Honors students are required to read the following book:
Students who are taking Humanities: America and the World for Honors credit must read:

Entering 12th Grade :                                         

12 College Prep: 
12 Honors: In addition to choosing one of the teacher or librarian sponsored books from the HWRHS Community Read list, Honors students are required to read the following book:
12 Advanced Placement: In addition to choosing one of the books from the HWRHS Community Read choice list, AP Literature and Composition students are required to read both of the following two books

No comments:

Post a Comment