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ESD 8th Grade Summer Reading Online Book Fair

Welcome to The Episcopal School of Dallas Middle School Summer Reading Lists! Below is the reading list for rising 8th graders


Required Reading

This reading serves as touchstones for the discussion of other works of literature and other history units throughout the first quarter. Please purchase a physical copy of the text for in-class use.

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142427378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 20th, 2018


ENRICHMENT READING

All students need to read at least ONE work from the following list for enrichment.

Note: Not all Enrichment Reading choices are listed below as some titles are unavailable through Interabang.


Books about the Holocaust 


The Berlin Boxing Club Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061579707
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 23rd, 2012

Sarah's Key Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312370848
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 30th, 2008

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

The Nightingale: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250080400
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142401095
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

The Hiding Place Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780800794057
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Chosen Books - January 1st, 2006

The Diary of Anne Frank Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780573011047
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Samuel French - April 7th, 2015

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780984111312
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Long Trail Press - March 28th, 2011

Last Days of Summer Updated Ed: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061564819
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2008


Books about Social Justice


All American Boys Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

The Poet X Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: Backordered
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
By MALCOLM X, Alex Haley (With)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345376718
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 1992

All But My Life: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780809016532
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Hill and Wang - November 19th, 2019

The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2011

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385743280
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - August 5th, 2014

Dread Nation Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019


Books about Identity and Finding the Strength in Oneself


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781681191072
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316464017
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Orphan Train: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061950728
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 10th, 2017

Fallen Angels Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545055765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2008

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812974492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

The Power of One: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345410054
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ballantine Books - September 29th, 1996

The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001745
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

Every Day Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213463
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

The Beauty That Remains Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524715908
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - March 12th, 2019

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Brightly Burning Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328604385
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2020

Crossing Ebenezer Creek Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9781681196992
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 29th, 2018