8th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 8th Graders from the Weber County Library

Race: A History Beyond Black and White
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aronson, Marc
Call Number:
YP 305.8009 A7695r 2007
Description:

Race. You know it at a glance: he's black; she's white. They're Asian; we're Latino. Racism. I'm better; she's worse. Those people do those kinds of things. We all know it's wrong to make these judgments, but they come faster than thought. Why? Where did those feelings come from? Why are they so powerful?

Red Moon at Sharpsburg
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary
Call Number:
YP F Wells
Description:

As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known.

Ruined
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morris, Paula
Call Number:
YP F Morris
Description:

Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her aunt and meets a ghost girl named Lisette.

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics
Artist/Author/Cast:
Feinstein, John
Call Number:
YP F Feinstein
Description:

Two teenaged aspiring journalists who are dating solve a mystery at the 2012 Olympic Games, while one simultaneously competes for a gold medal in swimming.

Call Number:
YP F O'Dell
Description:

Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.

Sports Shorts: An Anthology of Short Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph; Trueman, Terry; Singer, Marilyn; Lubar, David
Call Number:
YP 813.0108357 S7648 2005
Description:

A collection of eight semi-autobiographical stories about the authors' experiences with sports while growing up.

Call Number:
YP F Sanderson
Description:

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

Stuck in Neutral
Artist/Author/Cast:
Trueman, Terry; Trueman
Call Number:
YP F Trueman
Description:

Shawn McDaniel is an enigma and a miracle, except no one knows it, least of all his father.

Sugar Changed the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aronson, Marc; Budhos, Marina Tamar
Call Number:
YP 664.109 A7695s 2010
Description:

Traces the panoramic story of the sweet substance and its important role in shaping world history.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Allsburg, Chris (Author, Illustrator); Feiffer, Jules; King, Stephen; Lowry, Lois; Maguire, Gregory; Myers, Walter Dean; Park, Linda Sue; Snicket, Lemony (Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP 817.54 C5575 2011
Description:

An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

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