Kathy Patterson

Out-of-Class Books Reading List

Mrs. Patterson’s Seventh-Grade Reading List

Students are required to read four books from this list during the school year. Books are due the first day of school, the first day after fall break, the first day after Christmas break, and the first day after spring break.

The list author says: “Surprise! Here are some more books you can choose to read for the class requirements. Some of these are classics, some will be classics and some are for readers who are a bit more mature than you were a semester ago. Be sure you read the complete and unabridged book; shortened versions are for small children.”
  • Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott
  • Speak by Laurie Halsey Anderson
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman
  • Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
  • Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines
  • A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
  • Gifts by Ursula Le Guin
  • Julie by Catherine Marshall
  • Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
  • Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
  • While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
  • H2O by Irving Belateche
  • Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake
  • The Outsiders by SE Hinton
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 
  • The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell and The Freedom Writers
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
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  1. Thank you for the book list. It’s really helpful.

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