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Approved Titles ELA 8th Grade

8th Grade Approved Titles
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne x    
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain x    
A House of Tailors Patricia Reilly Giff x    
Acorn People Ron Jones     x
All-American Girl Meg Cabot x    
Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud x    
Animal Farm George Orwell      
Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne x    
Ashes of Roses Mary Jane Auch x    
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman Ernest J. Gaines     x
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast Robin McKinley x    
Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez x    
Big Red Jim Kjelgaard x    
Boston Jane Jennifer L. Holm x    
Bread Winner The Ellis      
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis   x  
Catalyst Laurie Halse Anderson x    
Chain Laurie Halse Anderson x    
Children of the River Linda Crew x    
Chocolate War Robert Cormier x    
City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau x    
Crash Jerry Spinelli   x  
Cut Patricia Mccormick x    
Death Watch Robb White x    
Delirium Lauren Oliver x    
Desert Exile Yoshiko Uchida     x
Dicey’s Song Cynthia Voigt x    
Dogsong Gary Paulsen x    
Down the Long Hills Louis L'Amour x    
Dracula Bram Stoker x    
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card     x
Edgar Allan Poe Tales Edgar Allan Poe x    
Eragon Christopher Paolini x    
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan x    
Farewell to Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston     x
Feed M. T. Anderson x    
Flipped Wendelin Van Draanen   x  
Frankenstein Mary Shelley     x
Glory Field Walter Dean Myers     x
Goodbye, Vietnam Gloria Whelan x    
High Heat Carl Deuker x    
Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien x    
Holes Louis Sachar   x  
Homecoming Cynthia Voigt x    
Hoot Carl Hiaasen   x  
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford x x x
House Next Door Anne Rivers Siddons x    
House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer x    
House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros     x
I Am David Anne Holm
L. W. Kingsland
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Sanchez x    
Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford x    
Joey Pigza Loses Control Jack Gantos   x  
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos   x  
Joey Pigza: What Would Joey Do? Jack Gantos   x  
Kim Rudyard Kipling x    
Kissing Doorknobs Terry Spencer Hesser x    
Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Washington Irving x    
Life As We Know It Susan Beth Pfeffer x    
Light in the Forest Conrad Richter x    
Little Women Loisa May Alcott x    
Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson x    
Lost in the Barrens Farley Mowat x    
Lupita Manana Patricia Beatty x    
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli   x  
Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury      
Milkweed Jerry Spinelli x    
Music of Dolphins Karen Hesse   x  
My Antonia Willa Cather     x
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass x    
Nonfiction Readings Across the Curriculum Prentice Hall x    
Nothing But the Truth Avi x    
Old Yeller Fred Gipson x    
On Pointe Lorie Ann Grover x    
Our Town Thornton Wilder     x
Parrot in the Oven Victor Martinez x    
Pigman Paul Zindel x    
Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane x    
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe x    
Run, Don’t Walk Harriet May Savitz x    
Scribbler of Dreams Mary E. Pearson x    
Shadow Spinner Susan Fletcher
Dave Kramer
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares x    
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Peg Kehret   x  
Snapshots! Perfection Learning x    
Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois X    
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson x    
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz x    
Summer of the Monkeys Wilson Rawls x    
Surviving the Applewhites Stephanie S. Tolan x    
Tears of a Tiger Sharon M. Draper x    
Tex S. E. Hinton x    
That was Then, This is Now S.E. Hinton x    
The Ark Arthur Geisert x    
The Art of Keeping Cool Taylor Lisle x    
The Contender Robert Lipsyte x    
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson   x  
The Invisible Man H.G. Wells x    
The Island of Dr. Moreau H.G. Wells x    
The King of Mulberry Street Donna Jo Napoli x    
The Pearl John Steinbeck     x
The Serpent Never Sleeps Scott O'Dell x    
The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen x    
The Wild Boys Mordicai Gerstein x    
The Year of the Hangman Gary Blackwood x    
The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings x    
Time Machine H.G. Wells x    
Tom Sawyer Mark Twain x    
Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen   x  
Truancy Isamu Fukui x    
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe x    
Unwind Neal Shusterman      
War of the Worlds H.G. Wells x    
Warchild Karin Lowachee x    
Welcome to the Monkey’s House Kurt Vonnegut     x
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher x    
What’s in a Name Ellen Wittlinger
John Mathias
When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Park x    
When the Emperor was Divine Julie Otsuka      
When the Legends Die Hal Borland x    
When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town Kimberly Willis Holt x    
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls x    
Whirligig Paul Fleischman     x
Wringer Jerry Spinelli   x  
Historical Fiction
A Break with Charity: Salem Witch Trials Ann Rinaldi x    
Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt x    
An Enemy Among Them Deborah H. Deford
Harry S. Stout
April Morning Howard Fast x    
Beyond the Burning Time Kathryn Lasky x    
Black Elk Speaks John G. Neihardt x    
Escape from Warsaw Ian Serraillier x    
Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson x    
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes x    
Kindertransport Olga Levy Drucker x    
My Brother Sam is Dead James Lincoln x    
Sarah Bishop Scott O'Dell x    
The Devil’s Arithmetic Jane Yolen x    
The Fifth of March Ann Rinaldi x    
The Fighting Ground Avi x    
The Secret of Sarah Revere Ann Rinaldi x    
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare x    
Tituba of Salem Village Ann Petry x    
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi x    
War Comes to Willie Freeman James Collier
Christopher Collier
Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis   x  
Year of Impossible Goodbyes Sook Nyul Choi x    
American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch x    
Amistead: Long Road to Freedom Walter Dean Meyers x    
Anne Frank Anne Frank x    
Growing up in America 1830-1860 Evelyn Toynton x    
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai x    
Ishi, Last of His Tribe Theodora Kroeber x    
Kids on Strike! Susan Campbell Bartoletti x    
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft Thor Heyerdahl x    
Lewis and Clark’s Journey of Discovery Judith Edwards x    
Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from Refugee Camp to Harvard Mawi Asgedom x    
Perilous Journey of Donner Party Marian Calabro x    
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison x    
Sacajawea: Westward with Lewis and Clark Alana J. White x    
Silent Spring Rachel Carson     x