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7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading: Home

2021 required and independent reading for rising seventh and eighth graders

Required Reading: Rising 7th Graders

For rising seventh graders, the required reading is: 

  • March, Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

  • TWO choice books from the independent reading list. Click the blue tabs near the top of the page to see some book trailers and descriptions for independent reading options!  You can also download the full list HERE.

Source: Laurel Johnson

Jason Reynolds: Why It's Important For Kids to Read

Jason Reynolds, author of Ghost (an adventure/sports independent reading choice book) and the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, discusses why he feels it's important for kids to read.

Source: Left Bank Books

Required Reading: Rising 8th Graders

For rising eighth graders, the required reading is: 

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz

  • TWO choice books from the independent reading list. Click the blue tabs near the top of the page to see some book trailers and descriptions for independent reading options! You can also download the full list HERE.

Source: Scholastic

100 Reasons to Love Reading

In honor of Scholastic's 100th Anniversary, we asked our authors and illustrators to answer the question: What's a reason you love reading?  Here's what they had to say.

Source: Scholastic