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Read: 7th Grade Summer Reading

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Incoming 7th graders are required to read Stargazing by Jen Wang, Brown's One School, One Book selection, and Clean Getaway by Nic Stone.

Plus, we encourage you to read as much as possible this summer! Check out the Summer Reading 2021 page for ideas!

Stargazing

Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that Earth isn't where she really belongs. Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling?

Clean Getaway

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma? 1. Grab a Suitcase: Pre-packed from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. 2. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. 3. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home. What Not to Bring: a cell phone to avoid contact with Dad even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual. Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with this eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included.

 LEARN about author and illustrator Jen Wang.

 

Accessing Summer Reading Titles

 

Through the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection, we have access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks.

 

You can use OverDrive or Sora to access the collections on any connected device. OverDrive and Sora both work as browser-based applications and have Apple/Android compatible apps.

 

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1. Access OverDrive through a browser or download the OverDrive App.

2. Select Newton Public Schools from the dropdown list.

3. Click the link on the next page to open the NPS Google Sign-In.

4. Login with your LASID@newton.k12.ma.us and password.

1. Access Sora through a browser or download the Sora App.

2. Click Find My School and select any school with the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection heading.

3. Select Newton Public Schools from the dropdown list.

4. Click Sign in Using Newton Public Schools.

5. Login with your LASID@newton.k12.ma.us and password.