7th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail: My Adventures Among Cows, Crooks, & Heroes on the Road to Fame and Fortune
Artist/Author/Cast:
Olson, Tod; Aronson, Marc (Introduction by); Proch, Gregory (Illustrator); Allred, Scott (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP 978.02 O528
Description:

This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers.

Hush
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodson, Jacqueline
Call Number:
YP F Woodson
Description:

Toswiah struggles with the changes that come after her family enters the witness protection program.

Call Number:
YP F Baron
Description:

With the help of his "manager," a thirteen-year-old boy sells a movie idea to a major Hollywood studio.

Jason's Gold
Call Number:
YP F Hobbs
Description:

When news of the discovery of gold in Canada's Yukon Territory in 1897 reaches fifteen-year-old Jason, he embarks on a 10,000-mile journey to strike it rich.

Liar and Spy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stead, Rebecca
Call Number:
YP F Stead
Description:

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Call Number:
YP 973.7 S5437L 2012
Description:

A dramatic account of the 1875 attempt to steal the 16th president's body describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader and how a fledgling Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.

Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tougas, Shelley
Call Number:
YP 379.263 T7228L 2012
Description:

Recounts the events surrounding the 1957 photograph taken by Will Counts that captured one of nine African-American students trying to enter an Arkansas high school while being taunted by an angry white mob and discusses how the photo brought the civil rights movement to the forefront of the nation's attention.

Call Number:
YP F Spinelli
Description:

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Okay for Now
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Call Number:
YP F Schmidt
Description:

As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him.

Princess Academy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hale, Shannon
Call Number:
YP F Hale
Description:

Fourteen-year-old Miri is sent to Princess Academy and discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

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