Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 7

Grade 7 Reading List

These books constitute the Core Literature List for Boston public schools. You can also find these titles at a Boston Public Library branch near you.

In addition to the required reading, all teachers must select at least three other complete works from the list for their students to read during the school year.

Among the Volcanoes by Omar S. Castaneda
Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan
Grab Hands and Run by Frances Temple
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Alternate required reading)
Homecoming by Cynthia Voight
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Let the Circle be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor (Required)
Monkey Island by Paula Fox
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
My Brother, My Sister and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton
Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers
Taste of Salt by Frances Temple
When Thunders Spoke by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Flilipovic