The Malden Public Schools’ 2020 summer reading list is your ticket to adventurous travels through books. We hope you and your family will read about other countries, cultures, and people all over the world.
Students are required to read regularly throughout the summer, with a weekly goal of 2 hours. We strongly recommend reading at least 20-30 minutes every day. Books can be read by students on their own or with a partner during the summer. Partners for reading out loud can be parents, guardians, brothers, sisters or other interested caregivers.
Students must log their minutes read every night using the enclosed calendar and complete a Reading Response for any one book. They can read from the suggested list or books of their own choosing. Help your child complete the Reading Response by discussing books they have read or books that have been read to them.
Summer is a great time to reconnect with reading for pleasure. The Malden Public Schools hopes students
use books this summer to help build a habit of lifelong literacy. For summer reading, students may choose any book they would like to read. The provided lists are recommended books, however students may also choose a book that is not on this list. After reading a book, students should complete the summer reading assignment. We hope that students will read many books this summer, but for the summer reading assignment, students only need to read one.
Grade 6 -8 Recommended List and Reading Assignment
Click the links below to see the reading lists. Students are not limited to selecting books from this list. They may read any book they want–even if the book they want to read is not on the list below. The lists below are suggestions only.