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Middle School Summer Reading (2021): Middle School 2021 Summer Reading

2021 Middle School Summer Reading

The goal for Worcester Academy’s Summer Reading program concerns both enjoyment and enrichment for our students. We want you to read for pleasure, pursue topics of interest, discover new passions, and broaden your thinking. Additionally, we hope that you find some intellectual community in sharing books and ideas with teachers and peers alike. 

All middle school students are asked to read at least three books over the summer -- the Middle School Community Read, their Class Read, and a book of their choice. We encourage students to read more than these three books!

On the pages of this website are book recommendations from students and faculty. Choose one of these books for your free choice read, or, you may read a book not listed here.

Middle School Community Summer Read

6th Grade Class Reads (Community Read + 2 books)

Read a Book of Your Choice

In addition to reading The Parker Inheritance and Amina's Voice, all 6th grade students should also read one book of their choice. You can find book recommendations from faculty and students on the following pages of this site. Choose one of these recommendations or choose a title you've been wanting to read!

7th Grade Class Reads (Community Read + 2 books)

Read a Book of Your Choice

In addition to reading The Parker Inheritance and Front Desk, all 7th grade students should also read one book of their choice. You can find book recommendations from faculty and students on the following pages of this site. Choose one of these recommendations or choose a title you've been wanting to read!

8th Grade Class Reads (Community Read + 3 books + assignment)

Up From the Sea will be the first book taught in 8th grade.

Read a Book of Your Choice

In addition to reading The Parker Inheritance and Up from the Sea, all 8th grade students should also read one book of their choice. You can find book recommendations from faculty and students on the following pages of this site. Choose one of these recommendations or choose a title you've been wanting to read!

Choice of one of the following:

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman

We are the Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

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