Middle School Book Lists


Read two (2) books from these lists:



.New Kid by Jerry Craft (This book only counts as one of the two books for students rising into 6th grade)


.Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge 

.P.S. Be Eleven by Karen Kane

.No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen.

.Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

.The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

.Front Desk by Kelly Yang 

.A Step from Heaven  by An Na

.Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

.Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

.Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

.How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco


.The Crossover by Kwame Alexander


.Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor


.Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

.Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

.Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

.The Stars Beneath Our Feet  by David Barclay Moore

.A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee


. It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) by Trevor Noah 
. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Gregory Mone*
. The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Reader's Edition by Michael Pollan* 
. Wolfpack: Young Readers Edition by Abby Wambach


EIGHTH GRADE - select any books from the  Sixth and Seventh Grade list or any of the following:

. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boy's Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

. Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan

Book by Ashley Bryan

Amina’s VoiceAmina’s Voice by Hena Khan

The Misadventures of the Family FletcherThe Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison

The Sky at our Feet by Nadia Hashimi

Hidden FiguresHidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

 .Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Ordinary HazardsOrdinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

.Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March  by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Animal FarmAnimal Farm by George Orwell

 .Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Enders GameEnders Game by Orson Scott Card

Becoming Kareem: Growing up on and Off the CourtBecoming Kareem: Growing up on and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul Jabbar


Best Middle Grades Books 2020 focus on changemakers from Kirkus Review

Best Middle Grades Books 2020 from Publisher's Weekly

Great Graphic Novels from YALSA

Excellent YA Non-Fiction from YALSA