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Core Literature List

6th Grade

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll by Scott Peters

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


7th Grade

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

A Christmas Carol play adaptation by Charles Dickens

The Giver by Lois Lowry


8th Grade

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton—summer reading requirement (we may not continue doing this)

“Flowers for Algernon” short story by Daniel Keyes

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien—being reintroduced in 2022-2023 school year