7th Grade

June 2019

Dear Incoming Seventh Graders,

In preparation for seventh grade, you are being asked to read at least three books this summer. Two books have already been picked for you; one is a book of your choosing.

Required texts:

Nothing But the Truth by Avi. You will discuss this book in English class.

A book of your choosing from the US Teacher Recommended Book Choices:

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman (Mrs. Chamas)

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (Mr. Gillis)

Ghost (Track Book 1) by Jason Reynolds (Mr. Goodwin)

Code Word Courage (Dogs of WWII) by Kirby Larson (Mrs. Harrington)

*Open to incoming 7th and 8th graders only*:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Mrs. Wong)*

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda (Ms. Caldwell) *

A third book of your choice

Seventh graders will complete a “reading summary” for Nothing But the Truth and the free book choice. Nothing is required for your Teacher Recommended book. These forms are available above.

Please bring your written responses and books to your first English class next fall. Have a wonderful summer and happy reading!


Miss Caldwell

English Department Chair