7th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 7th Graders from the Weber County Library
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Presents the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA's Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow.
Earhart grew up at a time when many believed that men alone had the right to experience the thrill of adventure -- but, from the moment she saw her first airplane, she knew it was her destiny to fly.
A government decree allows each family only two children. For Luke, a third child, this has meant a lifetime of hiding. But could a stray glimpse of a child hiding in the house across the way lead to freedom?
Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother's dying wish.
Details the events that occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii in 79 A.D., focusing on how this information was deduced from the skeletons found by archaeologists at the site.
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Aboard The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenaged Will enlists the aid of a traveling circus to save the train from villains.
An adaptation for young readers of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.
Describes how a group of working class youths from the University of Washington rowing team emerged from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
In India, eleven-year-old Viji and her twelve-year-old sister, Rukku, run away to Chennai after their violent father strikes out at them. Unprepared for living on the streets, they befriend two homeless boys: Arul, who lost his family in a tsunami, and Muthu, who escaped from a so-called school where he was confined and forced to work. Together they pick through garbage dumps for glass and metal scraps to sell, sleep on an abandoned bridge, and form their own family.
Running with friends who entertain themselves by coming up with risky dares, Patryk watches as their village is occupied by hostile nations throughout the Great War, before his friends begin looting the dead soldiers as part of their competition.
Sixteen kids encounter knights, rogues, robots, monsters, and their own inner demons on one final quest before school starts again.
Presents the life of the last Egyptian queen, who survived internal politics to became the powerful ruler of her country and was linked to two famous Roman leaders, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony.
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
In 1898, Moses Thomas's summer vacation does not go exactly as planned as he contends with family problems and the ever-changing alliances among his friends at the same time as he is exposed to the escalating tension between the African-American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Three friends embark on a quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Perfect for Halloween, this beautifully rendered and unexpectedly lively compendium explores all things death, including the afterlife, forensic science, funeral foods, rigor mortis, reincarnation, and much more.