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Rising 8th Grade

The theme for the 8th grade Summer Reading is "Leadership, Courage & Stepping Up".  Students will read a total of three books for summer reading - but, of course, we invite you to continue to find books to enjoy beyond these requirements. 

Book One should be chosen from the Nonfiction Book List. Books Two & Three can be any books chosen from the 8th grade Choice Titles list. 

Click the image below for a link to full summer reading instructions from SGIS.

Nonfiction Titles (choose one):

Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Woman Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space (Young Reader's Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly

March: Book 1, 2, or 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Sabotage: The Mission to Destory Hitler's Atomic Bomb (Young Reader's Edition) by Neal Bascomb

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinin

Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best by Brandon Webb

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Reader's Edition) by Malala Yousafzai

Strong Inside: The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line by Andrew Maraniss

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport

Girl RIsing: Changing the World One Girl at a Time (Young Reader's Edition) by Tanya Lee Stone

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson

The Disappearing Spoon (Young Reader's Edition) by Sam Kean 

Spooked! How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix

Proud: Living My American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monument Men by Robert Edsel

Choice Titles:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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

Scythe by Neal Schusterman

Michael Vey Book 1: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Miles Morales: Spiderman by Jason Reynolds

Warcross by Marie Lu

The Traitor's Game by Jennifer Neilsen 

Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Terror at Battle Creek by Watt Key

Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Agony House by Cherie Priest

York Book 1: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Lockwood & Co. Book 1: Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Swing by Kwame Alexander

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick 

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson 

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Chains, Forge, or Ashes (Seeds of America series) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Grenade by Alan Gratz 

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Midnight Without the Moon by Linda WIlliams Jackson

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins 

Salt to Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

 

 

 

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062662378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016

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

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb: Young Adult Edition Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545732437
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 31st, 2016

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250294470
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250069429
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 25th, 2015

Positive: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062342515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316327916
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016

Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524737276
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Published: Puffin Books - December 26th, 2017

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536206326
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780553511468
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - February 14th, 2017

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525580034
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 18th, 2018

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388283
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781629797762
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Published: Calkins Creek - August 7th, 2018

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419732652
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 18th, 2018

Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316477000
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2018

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582168
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338251197
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - January 29th, 2019

Red Queen Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062310644
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Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

The Hobbit Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780618260300
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2002

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451656503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink - August 9th, 2011

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484788509
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Published: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018

Warcross Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399547973
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Published: Speak - June 26th, 2018

The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book 1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338045383
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 29th, 2019

Greetings from Witness Protection! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250179043
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Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2018

Girl, Stolen: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674755
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Published: Square Fish - March 13th, 2012

Terror at Bottle Creek Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250104212
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Published: Square Fish - January 10th, 2017

Spirit Hunters Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062430090
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

The Agony House Cover Image
By Cherie Priest, Tara O'Connor (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545934299
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018

York: The Shadow Cipher Cover Image
By Laura Ruby, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062306944
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 2018

Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423186922
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 26th, 2014

Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328596307
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868137
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2018

Swing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310761914
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Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

Code of Honor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545695190
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Goodbye Stranger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

Falling Over Sideways Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545863254
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 30th, 2017

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

Harbor Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252525
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416905868
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142421840
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Published: Puffin Books - January 10th, 2013

Illegal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492665823
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

Grenade Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245691
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

The Night Diary Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
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Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

You Bring the Distant Near Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250233868
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Published: Square Fish - April 2nd, 2019

Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142423622
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2017

Beyond the Bright Sea Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994870
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Published: Puffin Books - September 18th, 2018

The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007