Students are REQUIRED to read one book from the Seventh Grade Social Studies Recommended Reading List. Students will write a formal book review of their choice book for homework the first week of school. The assignment for the book review will be given to the class during the first week.
Recommended Reading List:
|The Slave Dancer|
Thirteen year old Jesse is kidnapped when running an errand for his mother. To his horror, Jesse is taken aboard a slave ship. The journey back to his home will challenge all his values and beliefs.
|A Year Down Yonder|
A Newbery Award winner tells the multi-layered story of small town life spiced with humor and a bit of history. Fifteen-year old Mary Alice must spend a year living with her feisty grandmother in rural Illinois. Harsh Depression-era realities are not ignored , but humor is abundant.
|The Upstairs Room|
With the honesty of Anne Frank, the author recalls her childhood experiences hiding from the Germans who occupied her native Holland in World War II. She makes us imagine what it was like to be confined for over two years in a small, cramped room.