William Allen Middle School Media Center

WAMS Library Catalog

WAMS Suggested Reading 


Jason Reynolds

One of Us Is Next and The Cousins

Karen McManus

The Fork, The Witch and the Worm

Christopher Paolini

Best Nerds Ever

Patterson & Grabenstein 

Cruel Prince Series

Holly Black

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Davis Moore


J. K. Rowling

Echo Mountain

Lauren Wolk

Free Lunch

Rex Ogle

The Unteachables

Gordon Korman

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

Class Act (Graphic Novel)

Jerry Craft

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

Mildred Taylor

The Conference of the Birds

Ransom Riggs

Brooklyn Nine

Alan Gratz

Magic Fish (Graphic Novel)

Trung Le Nguyen


Samira Ahmed

Dragon Hoops (Graphic Novel)

Gene Yang

Apple: (Skin to the Core)

Eric Gansearth

We Are Not Free

Traci Chee

The Downstairs Girl

Stacey Lee

Fighting Words

Kimberly Bradley

When You Trap a Tiger

Tae Keller

The Midnight Sun

Stephanie Meyer

Code Talker

Joseph Bruchac

Everything Sad is Untrue

Daniel Nayeri

The Inheritance Games

Jennifer Barnes

The Twin

Natasha Preston

Efren Divided

Ernesto Cisneros

To Sleep in the Sea of Stars

Christopher Paolini

WAMS Suggested Reading

Concrete Rise

Angie Thomas

Ground Zero

Alan Gratz

Ghost Boys

Jewell Rhodes

A Wish in the Dark

Christina Soontornvat

Projekt 1065

Alan Gratz

Great Battles for Boys

Joe Giorello

Five Feet Apart

Rachel Lippincott

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Rick Riordan

Real Friends and Best Friends (graphic novel)

Shannon Hale

Other Words for Home

Jasmine Warga

Triple Threat

Mike Lupica

Sisters and Guts (graphic novel)

Raina Telemeier

Realm Breaker

Victoria Aveyard

Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes (graphic novel)

Booki Vivat

Rule of Wolves Bk2 (King of Scars series)

Leigh Bardugo

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Tai Boy’s Soccer Team

Christina Soontornvat

Hey Kiddo (graphic novel)
Jarrett Krosoczka

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown & Colonial Maryland

Sally Walker

New Kid (graphic novel)
Jenny Craft

Note to parents and guardians:  

Please understand that the Young Adult umbrella covers a wide age range (12-18 years) and may deal with bullying, racism, addiction, sexuality and gender identification issues, and violence.  Only titles that we believed to be appropriate for 7th and 8th grade students were included.  However, we still suggest that you preview any titles your student requests to read to be sure it is, in fact, content with which you are comfortable as well. 

Titles from this list may be used for various activities in which the students can choose to participate during Teen Read Week in October as well as Reading Madness in March.  



The Media Center is open for student use from 7:20am – 3:10pm
Students must have a pass from a teacher to use the media center.



  • Books may be checked out for three weeks.
    Overdue Material:
    • A notice will be sent to the student's homeroom for any overdue material.
    • It is the student's responsibility to return material by the date due.
    • Report cards will be held for material not returned and fines not paid by the end of the marking period.