SUMMER READING 6-12

Find your grade below. Click on a title to find it in our catalog. Then, click the place hold button to request the book. You will be prompted for your library card barcode number (or user name if you've logged in to your account and given yourself one), and your PIN(password). When your book is ready for pickup you will be notified by phone call, email, or text. After notification, you have 7 days to pick up your book(s). To change your notification method log in to your library account
 
Got a question? - Please ask! Contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, 978-468-5577 x614, or at kclaire@hwlibrary.org.
 
     FAQs:
     I can keep the books all summer, right?
     You may keep them out for 3 weeks.
     Summer reading books are not renewable. 
     This is so other people have a chance to read the book before school starts.
     Are these books available in audio or eBook format?
     Many titles (not all) are available as downloads in audio or eBook format.
     To find them search our OverDrive and Hoopla services for those formats.
     Audio books may also be available on CDs or Playaways for physical check out.

Beginning June 25, you can enter the Beanstack teen summer reading challenge: Oceans of Comics. If you created an account last summer, please use the same account. The challenge runs for 7 weeks with weekly prize drawings. The more you read, log, review, participate in activities, and earn badges, the greater the chance of winning a prize.


       Miles River Middle School          
2022  S u m m e r  R e a d i n g

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Entering Grade 6 :  Click here for the Grade 6 summer reading assignment.

In preparation for sixth-grade English language arts class, all students must choose two books to read during the summer. The books are your choice. There are many book lists on this blog to browse. If you would like more help choosing your books please use our Your Next Great Read form.

Following are suggested titles that students have enjoyed in the past:

As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds
Blended, by Sharon Draper
Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Fever, 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, by Stacy McAnulty
New From Here, by Kelly Yang
Pax, by Sara Pennypacker
Red Kayak, by Priscilla Cummings 
The Running Dream, by Wendelin Van Draanen
Small as an Elephant, by Jennifer Jacobson
Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate

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Entering Grade 7 :  Click here for the Grade 7 summer reading assignment.

Students entering 7th grade in the Fall are required to read at least two books over the summer, one is required reading and one is your choice.

The required book is: 
 
The second book is any narrative book of your choice. It can be fiction in any genre, or narrative nonfiction--such as a memoir that has characters and a plot. It can be a graphic novel if you like. It should not be informational nonfiction. Please avoid books that are commonly read in elementary school such as A Long Walk to Water, Harry Potter, books in the Smile series, and other overly-read titles. Find something new! If you need help you could use the Library's reading service: Your Next Great Read.

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Entering Grade 8 Click here for the Grade 8 summer reading assignment.
 
All students entering Grade 8 must read two books over the summer, one is required and one is your choice that meets the Fall unit theme requirements. 
 
The required book is: 
Nothing But the Truth, by Avi, 1991.
Students must read one choice book that meets the requirements listed below. The goal is to broaden perspective through choice reading, and to consider the ways in which our identities frame our ideas about the world. 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 you, the reader. For example, the person could be from another country, be of a different gender identity, ethnicity, or religion.
  • Genre is wide open, but please consider the identity requirement carefully. For example, for a young male reader, Harry Potter being "a wizard" is not an authentic interpretation of the theme. 
  • There are no notes required for your choice book. However, you are welcome to take notes if they will help you when we discuss these books in the Fall.
For your second book here are a few suggested titles that students have enjoyed in the past:
 
Nonfiction Titles
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba
Chasing Space, by Leland Melvin
Americanized, by Sara Saedi
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

Fiction Titles
Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac
The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Starfish, by Lisa Fippe
Crossing Stones, by Helen Frost
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse 
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, by Annabel Pitcher 
All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds
Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed
My Mother the Cheerleader, by Robert Sharenow
Flygirl, by Sherri Smith 
 
Want help finding something you'd like to read? Use the Library's reading service: 
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Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
2022  S u m m e r  R e a d i n g

Entering Grade 9 College Prep English   
Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List

 Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List, and
 Required reading: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, 1967.
Click here for the Honors and AP Requirements.
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Entering Grade 10 College Prep English  
Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List

Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List, and
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Entering Grade 11 College Prep English  
Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List

Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List, and

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Entering Grade 12 College Prep English  
Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List.

Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List, and
Required reading: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, 2007.
 
Read a book chosen from the HWRHS Community Read Book List, and
Required reading: The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri, 2003.