Books Every Sixth Grader Should Know
Annotation:Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, 12-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.
Annotation:When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall’s inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Annotation:Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
Annotation:In the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country, Billy trains his two dogs to be the finest hunting team in the valley, proving their loyalty and bravery in the face of danger.
Annotation:As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Annotation:Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, 12-year-old white boy Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy.