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Summer Reading 2020 - Middle School: 6th Grade

6th Grade Summer Reading

Each 6th grade student will read a total of three books: ​the all middle school book, the grade level book, and one book of their choice. Students should come prepared to participate in group discussions, which will be assigned during the first week of school.

All Middle School Book

 

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Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John

Based on the adult bestseller, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference, this young people's edition is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach, Luma Mufleh. Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical southern town until it became a refugee resettlement center. The author explores how the community changed with the influx of refugees and how the dedication of Lumah Mufleh and the entire Fugees soccer team inspired an entire community.

Non-fiction Recommendations for 6th Grade

The following books have been specifically selected for rising 6th graders. You can find more recommendations on the Recommended Books tab.

6th Grade Assigned Book

undefinedThe War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.

 
So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?

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Fiction Recommendations for 6th Grade

The following books have been specifically selected for rising 6th graders. You can find more recommendations on the Recommended Books tab.