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St. Matthew Catholic School - 8th Grade Book List

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For 8th GRADE, one book is REQUIRED, then choose ONE more book from the list below.

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

8th Grade REQUIRED

Facing a year of night riders and burnings, Cassie and her family continue their struggle to keep their land and hold onto what rightfully belongs to them, despite the difficult battles they must continue to endure.

Warriors Don't Cry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416948827
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Published: Simon Pulse - July 24th, 2007

8th Grade Option #1

This searing account of the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock is written by one of the black teenagers chosen to become warriors on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement.

A Year Down Yonder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142300701
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Published: Puffin Books - November 21st, 2002

8th Grade Option #2

Now 15-years old, Mary Alice is going to spend an entire year with her unpredictable Grandma Dowdel--a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors.

The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345339683
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Published: Del Rey - July 12th, 1986

8th Grade Option #3

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385494786
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Published: Anchor - October 19th, 1999

8th Grade Option #4

When disaster struck during his ascent of Mt. Everest, killing eight climbers, Krakauer survived by luck, skill, and discipline. Now, he has written the definitive account of this headline-making tragedy.

The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

8th Grade Option #5

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Dandelion Wine: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553277531
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Published: Spectra - March 1st, 1985

8th Grade Option #6

The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding.

No More Dead Dogs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484798447
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

8th Grade Option #7

Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

What My Mother Doesn't Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442493858
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

8th Grade Option #8

Get to know Sophie, a freshman in high school who's struggling through the daily grind and all the crushes that come with it, as she shares her innermost thoughts and feelings in this remarkably relatable novel in verse from Sonya Sones.

Fallen Angels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545055765
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2008

8th Grade Option #9

Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.
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The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Delaney (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141332499
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Published: Puffin Books - June 9th, 2011

8th Grade Option #10

From the strange case of 'The Red-Headed League' to the extraordinary tale of 'The Engineer's Thumb', Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder, and ingenious crimes of all kinds. But no case is too challening for the immortal detective's unique power of deduction.

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I've Got My Eyes on You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501171765
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Published: Pocket Books - February 26th, 2019

8th Grade Option #11

After 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool, her older sister Aline is determined to assist the Prosecutor's Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that she's now putting her own life in danger.

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The War of the Worlds Cover Image
By H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder (Editor), Brian Aldiss (Introduction by), Andy Sawyer (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141441030
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 4th, 2005

8th Grade Option #12

What would happen if Martians landed on Earth--and none of our weapons could stop them? H.G. Wells's classic novel imagines this frightening scenario. The horrifying bug-like extraterrestrials wipe out crowds with a single heat-ray, wreaking havoc across the English countryside. Narrated by an unnamed protagonist who flees home to seek out safe ground, this terrifying tale will rivet kids and adults alike.

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The Martian Chronicles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451678192
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

8th Grade Option #13

Before the advent of space flight, Ray Bradbury had humankind cultivating planets. In "The Martian Chronicles", humanity discovers an ancient civilization on the verge of ruin. This classic work presents tales of human interaction with one another and with the Martians.
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The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings: Part One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345339706
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Published: Del Rey - August 12th, 1986

8th Grade Option #14

Frodo Baggins, bearer of the Ring of Power that would enable the evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth, takes on the task of carrying the Ring to Mount Doom to oversee its destruction.

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064405058
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

8th Grade Option #15

When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all land in Narnia where they witness Aslan blessing the animals with human speech.
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The Pearl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140177374
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

8th Grade Option #16

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....

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A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials (Great Episodes) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152046828
Availability: Backordered
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2003

8th Grade Option #17

Susanna desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage. What she doesn't realize is that the girls are about to set off a torrent of false accusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people. Susanna faces a painful choice. Should she keep quiet and let the witch-hunt panic continue, or should she "break charity" with the group--and risk having her own family members named as witches?

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