William Allen Middle School Media Center

WAMS 2021 Summer Reading List ~ Resilience: America's Identity

Please join us in our thematic approach to summer reading! Each book aligns with our theme of resilience and topics that are relevant at this time. When we return this autumn, we will have various opportunities planned for students to share and discuss books and themes together. 

WAMS 2021 Summer Reading List

 

WAMS Library Catalog


WAMS Suggested Reading 

Ghost

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

Ickabog

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

Internment

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





New Books

The Assassin’s Curse

by: Sands

 

Notorius RGB: the Life & Times Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by: Carmon

The Unteachables

by: Korman

New Kid

by: Craft

I Funny

by: Patterson

Class Act

by: Craft

Clean Getaway

by: Stone

Hey, Kiddo

by: Krosoczka

Navy Seal Dogs

by: Ritland

Foiled

by: Yolen

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

by: Condie

They Called Us Enemy

by: Takei

One of Us is Next

by: McManus

The Hobbit (graphic novel)

By: Tolkien

Fighting Words

by: Bradley

Nickel Boys

by: Whitehead

Four Dead Queens

by: Scholte

Clap When You Land

by: Acevedo

Genesis Begins Again

by: Williams

Darius the Great is Not OK

by: Khorram

Five Feet Apart

by: Lippincott

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

by: Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

by: Kinney

Echo Mountain

by: Wolk

Patron Saints of Nowhere

by: Ribay

Pet

by: Emezi

Jackpot All Bets Are Off

by: Stone

The Summer I Turned Pretty

by: Han

Restart

by: Korman

 

The Girl I Used to Be

by: Henry

 

An Indigenous People’s History of the U.S.

by: Dunbar-Ortiz

Prisoner of Night and Fog

by: Blankman

 

Conspiracy of Blood & Smoke

by: Blankman

Wishtree

By: Applegate

The Fork, the Witch & the Worm

by: Paolini

Lair of Dreams

by: Bray

Before the Devil Breaks You

by: Bray

The King of Crows

by: Bray

Sunny

by: Reynolds

The Champions Game

by: Ramirez

A Good Kind of Trouble

by: Ramee

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

by: Moore

The Cure for Dreaming

by: Winters

Piecing Me Together

by: Watson

The Ickabog

by: Rowling

The Trigger

by: McEwen

Orphan Train

by: Kline

 

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

by: Ruby

Point Blank

by: Horowitz

Among the Imposters

by: Haddix

The Lost

by: Patterson

A Place to Belong

by: Kadohata

The Cruel Prince

by: Black

The Wicked King

by: Black

The Queen of Nothing

by: Black

City of Ember

by: DuPrau

Loser

by: Spinelli

The People of Sparks: City of Ember

by: DuPrau

Charming As a Verb

by: Philippe

 

The People of Sparks: City of Ember

by: DuPrau

Free Lunch

by: Ogle

 

The Diamond of Darhold: City of Ember

by: DuPrau

Dear Justyce

by: Stone

 

The Prophet of Yonwood: City of Ember

by: DuPrau

Lovely War

by: Berry

The Trials of Apollo

by: Riordan

You’re Welcome Universe

by: Gardner

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

by: Kinney

Where the Watermelons Grow

by: Baldwin

 

Blended

By: Draper

WAMS Suggested Summer Reading 

Darius the Great is Not Okay

Adif Khorran

Genesis Begins Again

Alicia D. Williams

Yes No Maybe So

Becky Albertelli

Not a Drop to Drink

Mindy McGinnis

Swagger

Carl Deuker

Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas

Pet

Akwaeki Emezi

Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

Swing

Kwame alexander

Invasion

Walter Dean Myers

Restart

Gordan Korman

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

After the Shot Drops and Patron Saints of Nowhere

Randy Ribay

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

James L. Swanson

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Suzanne Collins

The Rule of Three: Fight For Power

Eric Walters

Lovely War

Julie Berry

The Librarian of Auschwitz 

Antonio Iturbe

One of Us is Lying and One of Us Is Next

Karen McManus

Soccerland

Beth Choat

Blended

Sharon Draper

Red Queen Series

Victoria Aveyard

Look Both Ways

Jason Reynolds

Steelheart 

Brandon Sanderson

The Sun is Also a Star and Everything Everything

Nicola Yoon

Throne of Glass Series

Sarah Maas

A Tale of Magic

Eoin Colfer

Lunar Chronicles Series

Marissa Myer

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism & You

Jason Reynolds
 New Kid (graphic novel)

Jerry Craft

 

The Underdogs

Mike Lupica

Ball Don’t Lie

Matt de la Pena

Game (Jasper Dent Series Book II)

Barry Lyga

A Dog’s Purpose

Bruce Cameron

Refugee

Alan Gratz

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Jeff Kinney

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

Pay It Forward

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Where the Watermelons Grow

Cindy Baldwin

Sisters and Guts (graphic novel)

Raina Telemeier

King of Scars

Leigh Bardugo

Frazzled: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes (graphic novel)

Booki Vivat

Hot Dog Girl

Jennifer Dugan

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Laura Ruby

The Book Thief

Marcus Zusak


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.  

 


 

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Students must have a pass from a teacher to use the media center.

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  • Books may be checked out for three weeks.
    Overdue Material:
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    • Report cards will be held for material not returned and fines not paid by the end of the marking period.