I. MANDATORY READING
             The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is required to be read by all students.
II. SECOND MANDATORY ASSIGNMENT ~ CHOOSE EITHER:
            Slam by Walter Dean Myers.
                                    OR
            A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
Remember, for each book you read, prepare one 3x5 index card of notes (title, author, pertinent facts) which you will be permitted to use during the in-class essay assessment.
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The following books are recommended. You may receive extra-credit for reading any of these (or any age-appropriate book of your choice) and completing a book report for each one you read.  Each book report must include:
  1. title and author
  2. a brief summary (one-two paragraphs) of the plot or narrative
  3. a detailed description (one paragraph) of two main characters
  4. a detailed description (one-two paragraphs) of one specific event in the book that you found particularly memorable or interesting
King’s Cage (current trends) by V. Aveyard
Flame in the Mist (fantasy/science fiction) by R. Ahdieh
The Best We Could Do (graphic novel) by T. Bui
Overturned (mystery) by L. Giles
Code Girl: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting it Done (non-fiction) by A. Gonzales
Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System (non-fiction) by K.L. Kenney
A Season of Daring (sports) by E.E. White



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