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Roland Park Country School: Middle School Summer Reading

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, Joseph Bruchac), 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.

You can also help to keep our local independent bookstores in business by ordering new books through their online stores. Books that you purchase through local independent bookstores will be shipped directly to you! Check out the Ivy Bookshop's  RPCS Summer Reading page.

Happy Reading! 

Pick One Book by Future Visiting Author Joseph Bruchac

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

Rising 6th Grade

Click here for the 6th Grade Summer Reading assignment

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 Author Joseph Bruchac.

Suggested Titles: Fiction

Rising 7th Grade

Click here for the 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

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 Joseph Bruchac.

Graphic Novels

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 Joseph Bruchac.

Local Independent Bookstores

Suggested Titles: Non-fiction