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    Whitman Middle School

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    To enter the monthly Wildcats Read drawing, read a book from this list and complete the survey. Each Whitman student is encouraged to read at least one Wildcats Read book per year!

    Wildcats Read Six Word Summary Entry - Click the link to submit your entry to the monthly drawing)

    Wildcats Read books are selected to appeal to the wide range of reading abilities and interests of Whitman Middle School students.

    WILDCATS READ 2019-2020


     This is a list of curated books for Whitman Wildcat Readers & includes something for every reader. Not every book will suit every student, but there is a variety of reading levels, formats & content represented. 

    Fill out a Wildcats Read 6 Word Summary to win prizes. 

     Thank you sponsors: Phinney Books, Secret Garden Bookstore, Ballard Coffee, Top Ten Toys, Majestic Bay Theatre, PTSA 

     After the Shot Drops, Ribay, Realistic, basketball, 13+

     Amal, Unbound, Saeed, Indentured servant, resistance, 10+

     American Panda, Chao , Life beyond parents, 12+

     The Astonishing Color of After, Pan, , Love & grief, 12+

     Auma’s Long Run, Odhiambo, Track, Kenya, 1980s, AIDS, 8+

     Becoming, Obama, Memoir of the First Lady

     The Benefits of Being an Octopus, Braden,  Dysfunctional family, debate, poverty, 8+

     Blended, DraperFamily, identity, police brutality, 8+

     Bloodleaf, Smith, 13+, Magic, princess living as commoner

     Born a Crime: Young Reader’s Edition, Noah, Memoir, end of apartheid in South Africa, 11+

     The Bridge Home, Venkatraman, 10+, Heartbreak, hope, homeless kids in India

     The Cheerleaders, Thomas, Murder mystery, 13+ 

     Click’d, Stone, 8+, Coding, moral dilemma, frenemies & friends

     The Cruel Prince, Black, Trickery, Fantasy, keeps you guessing, 13+

     Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Khorram, Friendship, family, belonging, 12+

     Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, Lockhart, 13+, Secret society

    thwarted by clever protagonist

     The Doughnut Fix , Janowitz, 8+, Change, adventure, family & doughnuts!

     Dreamland Burning, Latham, Historical fiction, race riot, 13+

     Extraordinary Birds, Stark-McginnisFoster kids learn to trust, 8+

     The Faithful Spy, Kendrix, Gripping true story to stop Hitler, 10+

     Field Notes on Love, Smith , Coming of age romance, 12+

     Five Feet Apart, Lippincott , Love story, sick kids, 12+

     Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Atkins, 10+, Japanese Internment Supreme Court case

     Front Desk, Yang, Immigrants, racism, bullying, 9+

     Game Changer, Greenwald, 10+, Coma after football tackle, verse

     A Good Kind of Trouble, Ramee , Standing up for what’s right, 8+

     Greeting from Witness Protection, Burt , Mafia hitmen, whistle-blower, 10+

     Grenade, Gratz, WWII, cost of war, 11+

     Here to Stay, Farizan , Racist bullying, Islamaphobia, 13+

     Hope and Other Punch Lines, Buxbaum, Resilience, reinvention, 12+ 

     House Arrest, Holt, Steals to pay for baby brother’s medicine, 10+

    Internment, Ahmed, Near future fantasy of Muslim American internment camps, 13+

     Isle of Blood and Stone, Lucier, Fantasy, mystery, lost persons, 12+

     Killing November, Mather, Thriller, Off-the-grid school for spy training, 12+

     Let Me Hear a Rhyme, Jackson, Homage to rap legends, 12+

     Lifeboat 12, Hood, WWII, true story, 12+

     The Line Tender, Allen, Loss, sharks, community 11+

     Lovely War, Berry, historical fiction, WWI, jazz, Greek gods, 13+

     Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, McAnulty, math whiz, OCD, 8+

     New Kid, Craft, starting over, School without diversity, 8+

     The Night Diary, Hiranandan, India-Pakistan religious conflict, 10+

     No Fixed Address, Nielsen, Parental, fails, friendship, homelessness,11+

     NyxiaReintgen, Competition, dystopian, corruption, powerful substance, 12+

     On the Come Up, Thomas, Rap, independence, family, 12+

     Operatic, Maclear & Eggenschwiler, 10+, MS high drama, art, beautiful graphic novel

     The Outsiders, Hinton, 11+, inequality, orphans, 1960 gang members

     Poet X, Acevedo , 13+, Finding your voice & power

     Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee, 13+, Zentner, Realistic, friendship, horror fandom

     The Remarkable Journey of Coyote SunriseGemeinhart, 9+, Fleeing grief, road-trip

     Seasons of Styx Malone, MagoonFriendship, adventure, 8+

     Shoe DogYoung Reader’s Edition, Knight, Memoir, Nike founder, 10+

     Shout! Anderson, memoir companion to Speak, 13+

     Sky in The Deep, Young, Female Viking warrior, betrayal, 13+

     Skyward, Sanderson, 12+, Sci-fi space adventure, female pilot wannabe

     Sweep, A Girl and Her Monster, Auxier, Chimney sweep with a golem, Victorian hist. Light fantasy, 10+

     Two Can Keep a Secret, McManus, Murder mystery, 13+

     Truly Devious, Johnson, 13+, Murder mystery, private school, bk. 1

     Undefeated, , Alexander, Nelson, all ages, Tribute to African American heroes & struggles.

     The Unwanteds: Stories of the Syrian Refugees, Brown, 13+, graphic novel

     Watch Us Rise, Watson, 13+, Teen activists, injustice

     Willa of the Wood, Beatty, Faery novel, Great Smoky Mountains 1900, 8+

     With the Fire on High, Acevedo, Teen mom/chef, perseverance, 13+

     A Wolf Called Wander, Parry 8+, Wolf (OR-7) separated from pack. PNW, tracked by scientists