Crispell and CVMS 7th Grade Honors 2019-2020 Summer Reading List

Below  you will find a list of books to choose from as you embark on your summer reading project. You must read TWO (2) books from the choices below.

You will be asked to complete an essay/project based on your Summer Reading  in September. You will be expected to cite evidence from your books, so please take notes. It is suggested that you follow the format below for taking your notes:

  • Include Title, Author, and Genre of the book.
  • Describe the setting (time and place) of the book, and include at least one piece of evidence (quote) from the book..
  • Describe the main character and his or her traits. How does the character evolve (change) during the course of the book? Include at least one piece of supporting evidence (quote) from the book.
  • Describe the main character’s conflict in the book. How is the conflict resolved? Include at least one piece of supporting evidence (quote) from the book.

Journey and Survival

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul Dau (pbk available)

Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo (available in hardcover and Kindle)

Working Conditions: Then and Now

Audacity by Melanie Crowder  (available in hardcover, Kindle, and pbk)

The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez (pbk and Kindle available)

The Teen Brain and Technology: The Effects of Screen Time

Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper (pbk and Kindle)

Confessions of a So-called Middle Child, Maria Lennon (pbk and Kindle)

Understanding Perspectives: Slavery

Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson (pbk and Kindle)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (pbk and Kindle)


You can check the availability of each text from the following merchants:   (re-seller of new to used book). Bargains can be found!

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