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2014 Summer Reading List: Grade 7

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UgliesThe Breadwinner
by Deborah Ellis


Introducing the reality of life under the Taliban, this book follows Parvana, a young girl who lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

The Great and Only BarnumThe Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America, Katniss Everdeen is forced to represent her district in the violent, deadly Hunger Games. 

So Be It

Fever 1793
By Laurie Halse Anderson 

In the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her mother and grandfather. As disease sweeps the streets, Mattie's world is turned upside down, and she soon finds out the disease isn't just in her small town. 

Other Side of the IslandLife As We Knew It
By Susan Beth Pfeffer 

When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer to Earth, Miranda's life is forever changed. Through diary entries, she shows her family's struggle for survival when hope is scarce. 

Football GeniusSeptember 11, 2001: Attack on New York City
By Wilborn Hampton

This book describes the September 11 attacks in the United States and offers personal stories of the tragedy. 

Double IdentityTasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
By Ibtisam Barakat

The author describes her childhood in Ramallah during the 1960s as a Palestinian refugee. 

Mockingbird

The Compound 
By S.A. Bodeen
 

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for years. Eli, however, can't help but wonder what the world is like on the outside. 

The Lost Hero

The Thief Lord
By Cornelia Funke

This is the tale of two brothers who have run away from the aunt planning to adopt the younger one. The boys are sought by a detective, but they find refuge under Venice's "Thief Lord."

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.


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