7th grade Summer Reading List


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    Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
    When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
    Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.
    Eleven by Tom Rogers
    Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happend to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. Then everything changed. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. And Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them.
    Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy
    For forty-two days in 1991, eleven-year-old Ali Fadhil and his family struggle to survive as Basra, Iraq, is bombed by the United States and its allies.
    Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

    As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner - his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. - From the publisher

    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

    Considered by many to be mentally disabled, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. - From Follett


    Michael Vey (series) by Richard Evans

    Fourteen-year-old Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with similar powers, but something or someone is hunting them and, after Michael's mother is kidnapped, he will need to rely on his powers and his friends to rescue his mom, protect himself, and save the others. - From Follett


    Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

    After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her. - From Follett

    Chew On This by Eric Schossler

    This book, adapted from Eric Schlosser's adult book, Fast Food Nation, will change your eating habits! In a fascinating and readable manner, the author takes younger readers through what is in those strawberry shakes they love so well. They also apprise readers of what happens in the slaughterhouses that those little chicken nuggets and hamburger patties come from. The author of Fast Food Nation partners with Wilson to serve up a stinging, often startling expose on this country's pervasive, lucrative fast-food industry, for young people. -Library Media Connection