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Seventh Grade Reading List







Anderson, Laurie Halse
FICTION ANDER

In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
Anderson, Laurie Halse
FICTION ANDER

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
Bauer, Joan
FICTION BAUER

In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle investigates a series of strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted.
Blackwood, Gary
FICTION BLACK

In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American colonies, fifteen-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest there that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the course of history.
Gantos, Jack
J GANTO

Twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
Gibbs, Stuard
J GIBBS

Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.
Giff, Patricia
J GIFF

A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Mass, Wendy
J MASS

Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
J NAYLO

Alice, motherless, struggles to grow into a teenager with advice from her father, her older brother, and others. "The Agony of Alice" is her journal, including all the embarrassing things that happen to her.
Park, Linda Sue
J PARK

With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
Stroud, Jonathan
TEEN FICTION STROU

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Taylor, Mildred
J TAYLO

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
Williamson, Ray A., and Jean Guard Monroe
J 398.26 MONRO

A collection of legends about the stars from various North American Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and constellations such as the Big Dipper.