Middle School Reading List

Middle School Reading List

Middle School Reading List

Literary Fiction

  1. The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
  2. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
  3. Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper
  4. Eleven, Tom Rogers
  5. The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom
  6. Life of Pi, Yan Martel
  7. The Bridge Home, Padma Venkatraman
  8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  9. Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
  10. Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
  11. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  12. Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
  13. Amina’s Voice, Henna Khan
  14. Tears of a Tiger, Sharon M. Draper
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  16. Abduction!, Peg Kehret
  17. When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon
  18. Clara Luz, Jorge Eliécer Pardo
  19. Tree of Dreams, Lisa Resau
  20. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
  21. Amal Unbound, Aisha Saeed


Historical Fiction

  1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  2. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
  3. The Night Diary, Veera Hiranandani
  4. Monster, Walter Dean Myers
  5. Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
  6. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
  7. The War That Saved My Life, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  8. Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
  9. A Night Divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen
  10. The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
  11. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  12. Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution, Avi



  1. The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
  2. Free Lunch, Rex Ogle
  3. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, Christina Soontornvat
  4. Ugly by Robert Hoge
  5. Seed Folks by Paul Fleischman
  6. Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
  7. A Long Walk to Water By Linda Sue Park
  8. White Bird By R.J. Palacio
  9. Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson
  10. The Night Diary By Veera Hiranandani
  11. New Kid By Jerry Craft
  12. The Stars Beneath Our Feet By David Barclay Moore
  13. Where Am I Wearing?: A Global Tour of the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, by Kelsey Timmerman
  14. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
  15. Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin


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