8th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 8th Graders from the Weber County Library
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on a true story.
Young magician Gont inadvertently lets loose an evil force that he must confront later in life when heâs mastered the magical arts.
Presents the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA's Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow.
True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades.
Isabel, slave to cruel owners who sympathize with the British, begins to spy for the rebels.
While Violet prepares for her 15th year celebration--her "quince"-- she probes into her Cuban roots and unwittingly unleashes a hotbed of conflicted feelings about Cuba within her family.
The marriage alliance between two radically different kingdoms seems endangered when the two teens actually meet.
Emma's plans to be a dragon slayer are ruined when she is assigned to slay fairies instead.
Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.