• 7th Grade Battle of the Bestsellers
     
                    
     

                                                       Battle

     

    • Students in 7th Grade are required to read three out of eighteen of the titles in this list to participate in the Battle of the Bestsellers
    • Students in 7th Grade Honors are required to read five out of eighteen of the titles in this list to participate in the Battle of the Bestsellers
    • This competition is about CHOICE!  Students are encouraged to select titles that they are interested in and comfortable with.  We all have different experiences and come from different walks of life; what is considered "appropriate" reading material varies greatly from one family to another.  Please review the groupings of titles below, and discuss what you are reading as a family!  Please learn more about each title and the competition by opening the attached brochure.

     

    Middle Grade Titles                             

    Target Audience: 11-15

    1.  A Long Walk to Water

    2.  Bomb

    3.  Flying Lessons and Other Stories

    4.  Goodbye Stranger

    5.  How They Croaked

    6.  Lily and Dunkin

    7.  Primates

    8.  Savvy

    9.  Stormbreaker

    10.  Ungifted

    11.  The Walk On

     

    Young Adult ("YA") Titles

    Target Audience:  12-18

    12.  Girl, Stolen

    13.  Miles Morales: Spider-Man

    14.  Variant

     

    YA, 12+ Titles

    Target Audience: 12-18

    These titles may include language, violence, and/or brief mention or reference to a sexual situation. These titles are rated by multiple reviewers as only appropriate for “12 and older” students.

    15.  The 57 Bus (Non Fiction book about a hate crime- language & violence described in testimony)

    16.  American Born Chinese (mild sexual innuendo)

    17.  Compound (violence)

    18.  Salt to the Sea (brief reference to a rape that was committed against one of the narrators)