Summer Reading Assignments

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K-2 Summer Reading Assignment

 3rd Grade – The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.  Caldecott Medal Award Winner

 3rd Grade Summer Reading Assignment

4th Grade - Who was Christopher Columbus? By Bonnie Bader

Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admiral of the Seas" and learn of his struggles to find financial support for his voyage. 

4th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

5th Grade – Who Was Sojourner Truth by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Learn all about Sojourner Truth.  She was born a slave in New York in 1797 and was later sold and separated from her family.  She was an inspiration to everyone she met and was known for taking a streetcar conductor to court for mistreatment—and won!  Read her remarkable story.

5th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

6th Grade – The Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll by Scott Peters

The ancient Egypt mystery awaits!  You, who have dug deep and sifted hard for a story to read, have unearthed an ancient treasure:  a mystery from the dusty ages, when a boy could be a hero and fight for the good of all…

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

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