psyche's_task (psyches_task) wrote in teacher_oasis,

summer reading recommendations

(x-posted to badass_teacher)

Hey all!
I hope the end of the school year is treating you well.
We have 19 more days left, and things are sure moving fast!

I am trying to compile a list of required and recommended summer reading for 7th and 8th grade English classes for the next academic year.

As it stands, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne is required for 7th grade and Nothing But the Truth by Avi is required for 8th grade.

I would like to make other suggestions, but am having a hard time thinking of age-appropriate, challenging, yet interesting novels. I would like to recommend some classics, but am open to contemporary young adult literature as well. I am not very familiar with the latter of the two.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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