Reading List for Middle School Students

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women.

Alexander, Lloyd. The Arkadians.

Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away.

Banks, Lynn Reid. Mystery of the Cupboard.

Beller, Susan. Cadets At War: The True Story of Teenage Heroism at the Battle of New Market.

Bray, Luli. Falcon's Egg.

Bruchac, Joseph. A Boy Called Slow.

Bruchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories.

Byars, Betsy. The Moon and I.

Collier, James L. and Christopher. With Every Drop of Blood.

Cooney, Caroline. Among Friends.

Cooney, Caroline. Out of Time.

Coville, Bruce. Jennifer Murdley's Toad.

Coville, Bruce. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.

Creech, Sharon. Absolutely Normal Chaos.

Cummings, Pat. Talking with Artists: Volume Two.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963.

Cushman, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice.

Dubois, Muriel L. Abenaki Captive.

Engel, Dean & Freedman, Florence B. Ezra. Jack Keats:

Filipovic, Zlata. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo.

Freedman, Russell. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery.

Fritz, Jean. You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?

George, Jean Craighead. Julie.

Gibson, W. The Miracle Worker.

Haas, Jessie. Uncle Daney's Way.

Hesse, Karen. Letters from Rifka.

Hite, Sid. It's Nothing to a Mountain.ce a series of adventures that change their lives.

Hobbs, Will. The Big Wander.

Hoestlandt, Jo. Star of Fear, Star of Hope.

Kowski, Margaret Rost. Moon Dancer.

Lewin, Ted. I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler.

London, Jack. Call of the Wild.

Lowry, Lois. All About Sam and Attaboy Sam.

McKay, Hilary. Dog Friday.

Myers, Walter Dean. Shadow of the Red Moon.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Alice the Brave.

Olaleye, Isaac. The Distant Talking Drum:

Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie.

Paulsen, Gary. The Island

Paulsen, Gary. Call Me Francis Tucket.

Peck, Robert Newton. A Part of the Sky.

Plummer, Louise. The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman.

Powell, Randy. Dean Duff.

Rawls, Wilson. Where The Red Fern Grows.

Rosen, Michael J. A School for Pompey Walker.

Rylant, Cynthia. The Van Gogh Cafe..

Taylor, Mildred. The Well: David's Story.

Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Taylor, Theodore. The Bomb.

Taylor, Theodore. The Cay

Van Laan, Nancy. In a Circle Long Ago: A Treasury of Native Lore from North America.

Wallace, Bill. Buffalo Gal.

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima. My Brother, My Sister, and I.

Yolen, Jane. The Ballad of the Pirate Queens.

See also the American Library Association. Click on their icon to visit their site.

The Association has a section called "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers." This list contains high interest level books for teens who resist reading.

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