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Holy Family Catholic School - 8th Grade Book List


For 8th GRADE, there is (1) REQUIRED FICTION book and (1) REQUIRED NON FICTION book below.   


Nothing But the Truth (Scholastic Gold) By Avi Cover Image
By Avi
ISBN: 9780545174152
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2010


In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth grader Philip Malloy is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, he hums along, and ends up in a crisis at the center of the nation's attention.



Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott By Russell Freedman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823421954
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Published: Holiday House - February 28th, 2009


This book tells the dramatic stories of the heroes who stood up against segregation and Jim Crow laws in 1950s Alabama. A master of succinct historical narratives, Freeman explains the contributions of and sacrifices made by Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, who refused give up their seats, to Jo Ann Robinson, who began the boycott, to Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership was instrumental is carrying it through, and others.  Full of eye-witness reports, iconic photographs from the era, and crucial primary sources, this work brings the narratives alive for contemporary readers. A map, source notes, a bibliography, and other backmatter make is a valuable classroom resource.