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Required and Suggested Summer Reading 2023: Huntsville City Schools

School book titles and requirements for the 2023 summer within Madison County

Students' Choice and Booktalk Assignment



Huntsville City Schools Summer Reading Website:

"Students (Grades 6-12) will select a novel of their choice that meets the following guidelines. The book should reflect quality young adult literature to include the following:

  • descriptive or figurative language
  • character development
  • plot development
  • thematic depth
  • substantial length (100+ pages)

Students will be required to do a “Book Talk” and turn it in on Friday, August 25, 2023 or Friday January 26, 2024 (For students on Traditional Block taking it Spring semester). Teachers are expected to grade each “Book Talk” and record it as an “In-Class” assignment (counting as 40% of the student’s grade) for the 1st nine-week grading period."

Kindergarten Suggested Reading

1st Grade Reading

2nd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Reading

4th Grade Reading

5th Grade Reading

Also included on suggested reading, but not available from the library is

Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Team Defeated the Army by Art Coulson

High School Honors/AP/IB Reading

Valley Digital Library Copies

Hoopla Digital Copies

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CD Audiobook Copies

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