Woburn Public Schools: Middle School Summer Reading 2019
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Woburn Public Schools Middle School Summer Reading 2019
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Students will choose one title from their grade level list to read, considering the essential question as they do.
When students return to school in September, there will be an assessment to determined by the teacher. (ie. project, written assessment).
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Entering Grade 6
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Essential Question: how you understand your behavior and how it affects others?
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Book Title
Amazon Link
Book Cover
AuthorSynopsisCommon Sense Media Link (if available)
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The Crossover Amazon Link
Kwame AlexanderTwin brothers and hoop starts learn their decisions can have lasting effects.Common Sense Media
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The Thing About JellyfishAmazon Link
Ali BenjaminSuzy believes everything happens for a reason, especially after the loss of her best friend. Can she prove her theory?Common Sense Media
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Serpent's SecretAmazon Link
Sayantani DasGuptaOn her 12th birthday, Kiran finds herself battling the underworld to save New Jersey...and the entire world. Common Sense Media
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Joey Pigza Swalled the Key Amazon Link
Jack GantosWild mood swings and bad choices seem to define Joey. But, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good.Common Sense Media
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MockingbirdAmazon Link
Kathryn ErskineAfter the tragic loss of her brother, Caitlin must figure out how to explain the world herself. Common Sense Media
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Travel TeamAmazon Link
Mike LupicaBeing cut from the team hurts. With determination and heart, Danny Walker sets out to prove his worth. No information available
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A Mango Shaped SpaceAmazon Link
Wendy MaasMia sees sounds, smells colors and tastes shapes. Will she be able to cope with her secret being revealed, or will she suffer from taunting and being seen as a freak? No information available
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As Brave As YouAmazon Link
Jason ReynoldsBrothers deal with the question: what does it take to become a man? Common Sense Media
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Brown Girl DreamingAmazon Link
Jacqueline WoodsonThis memoir in verse showcases Woodson's childhood growing up during the Civil Rights movement. Common Sense Media
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Entering Grade 7
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Essential Question: why is it important to be accepting of those different from me?
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Book Title
Amazon Link
Book Cover
AuthorSynopsisCommon Sense Media Link (if available)
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PostedAmazon Link
John David AndersonWords hold power. When cell phones are banned and sticky notes start flying, these middle school students learn just how much power words have. Common Sense Media
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RenegadesAmazon Link
Marissa MeyerThe line between hero and villian blurs in the first book of this series. Nova seeks vengeance, but will she sacrifice justice to get it?Common Sense Media
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GhostAmazon Link
Jason ReynoldsCan Ghost outrun his past and become one of the best sprinters on the city's track team? Common Sense Media
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Entering Grade 8
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Essential Question: Why is it important to consider other perspectives?
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Book Title
Amazon Link
Book Cover
AuthorSynopsisCommon Sense Media Link (if available)
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I Will Always Write BackAmazon Link
Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin GandaHow can a school assignment turn into a lifelong friendship? Alifirenka and Ganda share the story and evolution of their friendship as pen pals in this dual memoir. Common Sense Media
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Marrow ThievesAmazon Link
Cherie DimalineIn this future world, indigenous people are the only ones who can still dream. Frenchie and his group of survivors must dodge the marrow theives seeking to harvest indigenous bone marrow. No information available
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightimeAmazon Link
Mark HaddonChristopher connects to animals more than humans, so when his neighbor's dog is killed, he sets out to solve the mystery. No information available
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Long Way DownAmazon Link
Jason ReynoldsOn a mission to get revenge for his brother's death, Will is confronted with various individulas who challenge him to consider the consequences of his actions.

**Parents and students, please note that as the topic of this book is gun violence, there is mature content throughout. Please see the Common Sense Media link to the right for more information.
Common Sense Media
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