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    Get ready for the fall by doing some of your reading! Each student is expected to read for 30 minutes each day and take notes on at least two books from selected lists.
    Upon returning to school, during the first two weeks, Reading Counts tests will be taken on two of the books. Why not get started right away? All books can be found at the Santa Ana Public Library.
    7th Grade Reading List
       All 7th graders should read Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz (750 L, 41,795 words) and ONE of the following:
     Superfudge by Judy Blume
     560L, 30,695 words
     Crash by Jerry Spinelli
     560L, 31,956 words
     Nine Days a Queen by Ann Rinaldi  
     670L, 37,230 words
     Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
     670L, 44,750 words
     Children of the River by Linda Crew
     700L, 52,695 words  
     Red Scar Girl by Ji-Li Jiang
     780L, 54,818 words
    The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
     780L, 47,777 words
     That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
     780L, 35,998 words
     Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
     800L, 35,998 words
     Long Shot by Mike Lupica
     910L, 29,679 words
     Percy Jackson series (any book)
             by Rick Riordan
     check website for lexile and word 
    8th Grade Reading List
       All 8th graders should read TWO books from the following:
     Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
     510L, 49,966 words
     Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry  680L, 48,032 words
     Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
     750L, 67,546 words
     Pigman by Paul Zindel
     950L, 35,921 words  

     White Fang by Jack London
     970L, 71,113 words
     Black Like Me by John Griffin
     990L, 62,630 words
     The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
     990L, 82,101 words
     Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
     1100L, 60,628 words