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Roland Park Country School: Middle School Summer Reading 2021

RPCS Libraries

Assigned Summer Reading

Hello students! On this LibGuide you will find the titles required and recommended by the Middle School English teachers and your librarian. The required titles are organized in grade level boxes below. Each grade level is required to read three titles (including one by our next visiting author, Linda Sue Park), but we encourage you to read more! Check out the many wonderful titles listed below the required options. 

While you can no longer access our physical library, you can access many of these titles through our SORA digital library. Did you know that you can expand our SORA collection by connecting it to your public library's collection? If you don't see a title on SORA that you want to read, send an email to Ms. Fox.

From June 1st-13th, if you purchase summer reading titles at the Ivy Bookshop, mention RPCS and 10% of the proceeds will benefit our libraries. If you wish to purchase summer reading titles through the Ivy’s website, use coupon code RPCSBF21 at checkout.  

Happy Reading! 

All Middle School: Pick One Book by Future Visiting Author, Linda Sue Park

Please make sure you read one of next year's visiting author Linda Sue Park's books. Choose one title from this box.

Rising 6th Grade

Click here for the 6th Grade English Summer Assignment Letter

1) All rising 6th grade students should read:

2) Choose one of the following titles to read:

3) Choose one book to read from the box above labeled Pick One Book by Future Visiting, Linda Sue Park.

Suggested Titles: Fiction

Rising 7th Grade

Click here for the 7th Grade English Summer Assignment Letter

1) Choose one of the following titles to read:

2) Read one Free Choice book (scroll down on this Libguide for suggested titles)

3) Choose one book to read from the box above labeled Pick One Book by Future Visiting Author, Linda Sue Park.

Graphic Novels

Novels in Verse and Poetry

Rising 8th Grade

Click here for the 8th Grade Letter for English and History

Click here for a PDF of the English Assignment 

Click here to download an editable copy

1) All rising 8th grade students should read the title listed below:

Click here for the History Assignment

2) All rising 8th grade students should read the following title:

3) Choose one book to read from the box above labeled Pick One Book by Future Visiting Author, Linda Sue Park.

Local Independent Bookstores

Suggested Titles: Non-fiction