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NBPS Summer Reading List – 2010 Grade 8 Category Author Title Description Gerald, who has struggled his entire life to survive in spite of his drug-addicted mother, A Draper, Sharon Forged by Fire must now protect his sister from an abusive stepfather. Told in a series of vignettes, this is the story of House on Mango Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up A Cisneros, Sandra Street in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. In order to make money for college, Woolf, Virginia LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother and A Euwer Make Lemonade ends up learning a lot about life herself. While training for a triathlon, 17 year old Bo attends an anger management group at B Crutcher, Chris Ironman school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father. Rumors fly when the teenage outcast Body of Christopher Christopher Creed vanishes, leaving an B Plum-Ucci, Carol Creed unclear email behind. Did he run? Commit suicide? Was he kidnapped? Murdered? In 1945, having joined his father at Los Alamos, where he and other scientists are B Zindel, Paul The Gadget working on a secret project to end World War II, thirteen year old Stephen becomes caught in a web of secrecy and intrigue. Basketball unites two talented players, The Moves Make the "Jayfox" and Bix. One boy integrates the B Brooks, Bruce Man biggest white high school in Wilmington, NC while the other battles with dishonesty. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely C Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim the inheritance. A charismatic preacher leads his followers up a mountain to prepare for the end of the world. Marina, who wants to be a believer, C Yolen, Jane Armageddon Summer and skeptical Jed offer different perspectives on the events that bring them together, even as their lives are being torn apart. The year is 1924 and a small town in Vermont is falling under the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. Two girls, one black and the other Jewish, are among those who are no longer C Hesse, Karen Witness welcome. As the potential for violence increases, heroes and villains are revealed, and everyone in town is affected.
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