Summer Reading

2022 Briarcliff Summer Reading List

This year our Annual Book Fair will be held from June 6th to the 10th in the Briarcliff Library and has an online component hosted by Scholastic, click here to access the online Fair. 

This Summer Reading List covers all grades and are “recommended” suggestions. In addition, Scholastic provides quality titles that you may choose to read too!  Please note that I have provided Lexile Scores, Genre, and marked some titles for “Mature Readers”.   Parents are encouraged to review, discuss, and decide with their children what titles would be best.             
A limited number of print copies of all the mandatory titles will be on sale during the fair. I will post all assignments associated with the mandatory reading on the Briarcliff Summer Reading Library webpage.  

Thank you for your support, Mr. Posner

Incoming Grades 6 - 9 Mandatory Reading and Assignments

Incoming 6th Grade

You must Read  Savvy by Ingrid Law and COMPLETE this Assignment

Incoming 7th Grade**

You must Read  Divergent by Veronica Roth and COMPLETE this Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade

You must Read Crossover  by Kwame Alexander and COMPLETE this Assignment

Incoming 9th Grade
 Please choose 1 of the titles listed

The Secret Life of Bees           Lexile: 840              Historical Fiction         by Sue Monk Kidd
After her stand-in mother, a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet     Lexile: 850  Historical Fiction      by Jamie Ford
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

In addition, incoming 6th & 8th graders are encouraged to read at least 2 more books of their choice.  This is for a total of 3 books.  **Incoming 7th graders are asked to only read the mandatory book due to the length of this title, however, you are encouraged to read more.  Again, Parents are encouraged to review, discuss, and decide with their children what titles would be best.

2022 Briarcliff Summer Reading List

Past Summer Reading Lists
2021 Suggested Summer Reading List

 2020 Suggested Summer Reading List

2019 Summer Reading List.pdf

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