NPL has summer reading books recommended by the Association for Library Service for grades 6-8.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. Their summer reading booklist for grades 6-8 is created by a committee of library professionals with input from middle school readers. The descriptive information below is provided by ALSC.
All summer long / Hope Larson. Bina’s expectations for summer are upended, leading to new experiences and self-discovery.
Amal unbound / Aisha Saeed. A powerful story about a young Pakistani girl forced into indentured servitude.
Ashes to Asheville / Sarah Dooley. Fella and her sister, Zany, take their deceased mother’s ashes and run away to Asheville—the last place they were happy as a family—where they hope to scatter them as per her wishes. (Available via Overdrive).
Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes. After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till.
Harbor me / Jacqueline Woodson. A group of middle-school students come together under the direction of an inspiring teacher to share stories and appreciate their differences