2012 Summer Reading List
August is almost here! Hopefully, your family has and will continue to enjoy summer vacation.
Even though students are on respite from a structured school day, it is benefitial for children to engage in academic activity during the summer break. Research shows that reading during the summer helps students retain what they've learned from one grade level to the next.
Imani instructors Mrs. C. Williams and Mrs. Butler selected the following books for required reading this summer.
Reading for Knowledge and Pleasure
The Imani School Summer Reading List 2012
Incoming Fourth Graders
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Incoming Fifth Graders
My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Zombie) by David Lubar
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (With An Introduction By Eleanor Roosevelt)
Incoming Sixth Graders
Hana's Suitcase: A true Story by Karen Levin
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton
Incoming Seventh Graders
Crash by Jerry Spinelli
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Incoming Eighth Graders
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
Happy reading and enjoy the rest of the summer!