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2014 Summer Reading List: Grade 6

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SlobThe Ballad of Lucy Whipple
By Karen Cushman 

A 12-year-old who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves their entire family to a small California mining town. 

HolesEsperanza Rising
By Pam Munoz Ryan 

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave Mexico to work in the labor camps in Southern California. They must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers. 


Hana's Suitcase
By Karen Levine

Based on a true story, this book tells of a suitcase arriving at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan, with the name "Hana Brady" written on the outside. 

StargirlMoon Over Manifest
By Clare Vanderpool

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is sent by her father to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas. It is here that Abilene tries to find out about her father's past. 

City of EmberNinth Ward
By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in New Orleans' Ninth Ward and doesn't have a nice fancy house. She does, however, have Mama Ya-Ya, her loving caretaker. When hurricane Katrina hits, it's up to Lanesha to help them survive the storm. 

Freedom WalkersNory Ryan's Song
By Patricia Reilly Giff

When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, Nory Ryan's courage helps her family and neighbors survive. 

Harry Houdini

The Tale of Despereaux
By Kate DiCamillo

Follow the adventures of mouse Despereaux Tilling, the princess he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess and a rat who is determined to bring them all down. 

The Secret Within

Torn Thread
By Anne Isaacs

Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp.

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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