Summer Reading - Form A

Please Note

All students in Forms C, B & A will be required to read El Deafo by Cece Bell, and all students in Forms I & II will be required to read Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner.

A Note from the Form A Teachers

We are excited that you are joining the A Form this year as an incoming sixth grade student. We expect you to read a minimum of six (6) books from the Summer Reading List, and we encourage you to read more. Please record all of your vacation reading - listed titles or free choices - using the Form A Reading Log.

As the academic demands begin to increase in middle-school, it is important that reading for fun continues to be a part of your life. During this summer, we ask that you select and read one (1) book from the list for family sharing. Some suggestions on ways to accomplish this are:
  • Setting a weekly time and day for a read-aloud together.
  • Reading independently and then, gathering for a discussion of ideas.
  • Reading a title together, followed by viewing the film of the same title for a spirited comparison of book (free read) vs. movie.
One (1) book has already been selected for you; in addition to reading this one pre-selected book, you will choose at least five (5) more titles from the Form A list. Choose one or more titles from all of the following categories for a minimum of six (6) books:

1 – Required
1 – American Library Association Award Winner
2 – Free choice for fiction
1 – Non-fiction
1 – Family read-aloud from any list
Happy reading, and have a wonderful summer!
Mr. Brown, Mr. Harrison & Mr. Levner

Titles & Authors

List of 4 items.

  • Required

    Mark of the Thief (Nielsen)
  • ALA Award Winners

    The Parker Inheritance (Johnson)
    Song for a Whale (Kelly)
    We Dream of Space (Kelly)
    Heart of a Samurai (Preus)
    The Westing Game (Raskin)
    Look Both Ways (Reynolds)
    Holes (Sachar)
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Tayor)
    3 Times Lucky (Turnage)
    Turtle Boy (Wolkenstein)
  • Free Choice Fiction

    Posted (Anderson)
    The Benefits of Being an Octopus (Braden)
    Restart (Korman)
    Renegades (Meyers)
    The Book of Boy (Murdock)
    Resistance (Nielsen)
    Tight (Maldonado)
    Black Brother, Black Brother (Rhodes)
    Beyond the Bright Sea (Wolk)
    The Devil’s Arithmetic (Yolen)
  • Non-Fiction

    Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey (Bertozzi)
    We Are Not Free (Chee)
    Earth in the Hot Seat: Bulletins from a Warming World (Delano)
    Enchanted Air: A Cold War Memoir (Engle)
    When Do Fish Sleep? (Feldman)
    Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Freedman)
    Free Lunch (Ogle)
    Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (Sheinkin)
    All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team (Soontornvat)
    Guts and Glory: World War II (Thompson)
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.