SSCPS Summer Reading - LEVEL IV

Level IV – Grade 7 and 8

 7th Grade

Must choose one book from either the Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners list (first 36 books) or The Newbery Medal Winners list (the next 28 books listed below). 

 8th Grade

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Social Studies: We encourage students to read one book from the list.

entering 7th Grade

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
The Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin
The Iliad by Gareth Hinds
The Odyssey by Gareth Hind

 

entering 8th Grade
Notorious RBG: Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
March: Book One by Andrew Aydin, John Lewis, and Nate Powell
Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High School by Melba Pattillo Beals

 

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544785137
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Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Gone Crazy in Alabama Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062215895
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 6th, 2016

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

P.S. Be Eleven Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061938641
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 27th, 2015

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Cover Image
By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423142577
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061730795
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 23rd, 2013

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780786808328
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2008

Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439023450
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2009

Copper Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781416953487
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2008

Day of Tears Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423104094
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2007

Remember: The Journey to School Integration Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780618397402
Published: Clarion Books - May 3rd, 2004

The First Part Last Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689849237
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2005

Bronx Masquerade Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425289761
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Published: Speak - August 8th, 2017

The Land Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101997567
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2016

Miracle's Boys Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142415535
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2010

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

The Stuff of Stars Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678838
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419714658
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Cover Image
By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316107310
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

My People Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416935407
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

The Blacker the Berry Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780060253752
Published: Amistad - July 1st, 2008

Let It Shine Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689847325
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2007

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780786851751
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2006

Rosa Cover Image
By Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312376024
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Published: Square Fish - December 26th, 2007

Ellington Was Not a Street Cover Image
By Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689828843
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2004

Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439352437
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Published: Orchard Books - November 1st, 2002

Goin' Someplace Special Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689818851
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

Uptown Cover Image
By Bryan Collier, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780805073997
Published: Square Fish - January 1st, 2004

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062414168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763687649
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250010230
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

Moon Over Manifest: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375858291
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2011

When You Reach Me: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling - December 28th, 2010

The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

Criss Cross Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780060092740
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Published: Greenwillow Books - December 26th, 2007

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680893
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

A Single Shard Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547534268
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Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011

Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

Holes (Holes Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780590371254
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 1999

The View from Saturday Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689817212
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1998

The Midwife's Apprentice Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780547722177
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Published: Clarion Books - June 19th, 2012

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Cycle #2) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442428799
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2012

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

Bridge to Terabithia Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060734015
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Published: HarperTeen - July 1st, 2008

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

Missing May (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439613835
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2004

Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689835827
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

Maniac Magee Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 1999

Bound Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689861789
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2006

The Iron Ring Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141303482
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Published: Puffin Books - May 24th, 1999

The Adventures of Ulysses Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781504035613
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Published: Open Road Media Teen & Tween - June 28th, 2016

The Iliad Cover Image
By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696634
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

The Odyssey Cover Image
By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763642686
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2010

The Outsiders Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780140385724
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Published: Speak - September 1st, 1988

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748539
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Published: HarperCollins - November 28th, 2017

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780671866396
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 1st, 1995