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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Summer 2017


Dallas Academy middle school students do not have specific required summer reading; however we do expect students to read over the summer. We offer a list of suggested books and hope your students will read at least two books from the list. Exposure to a variety of genres is an important component in the development of lifelong readers.  


Middle School

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Summerlost by Ally Condie

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conner

Tall Story by Candy Gourlay

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Crazy Lady by Jane L. Conley

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

When by Victoria Laurie

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulson

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Wonderstruck by Brian Seiznick

Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

When by Laurie Victoria

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai