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SSYRA BOOKS 2022 Grades 6-8

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston 

Archimancy Shadow School by J. A. White

Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

​Curse of the Night Witch by Alex Aster

​Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig

​Dragon Ops by Mari Mancusi

​The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

​Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter by Beth McMullen

​Pixie Pushes On by Tamara Bundy

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Rivals by Tommy Greenwald

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

​The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Words on Fire by Jennifer Nielsen

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Make the most of quiet time this summer! Ms. Suits has compiled a list of books that your student may enjoy and will reward new and returning students who have read from these recommended titles before school begins in August.

This is a great opportunity for your incoming 6th Grader to get acquainted with DMS Media Center Specialist Ms. Suits, and to learn more about the programming she will be offering throughout the year.  Books on the SSYRA list will also be featured in the Battle of the Books and SLAM Showcase that takes place in the Spring. If you want to participate in this fun contest and field trip with Ms. Suits, get a head start now!

Read one book from either list and get a special treat at lunch

Read two books from either list and get special treat at lunch and a giant candy bar from Ms. Suits.

Read three books from either list and get all of the above plus an invitation to the
Media Center Ice Cream Party when school starts in the Fall.

Follow the Davidsen Media Center on Instagram @DavidsenMedia.

Ms. Suits' List

6th Grade 

My Life as a Coder by Janet and Jake Tashjian

Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds

Ranger In Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail 
​by Kate Messner

7th Grade

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston

Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac

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8th Grade

Concrete Cowboy by Greg Neri

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love
by Sarvenaz Tash

The New David Espinosa by Fred Aceves

Scythe by Neal Shusterman