Seventh Grade: Summer 2017
Below you will find:
- Your required summer reading books
- Your required summer math assignment
Summer ELA Assignment:
All incoming seventh grade students are
to read the following:
by Raquel J. Palacio
by Laurie Halse Anderson
A list of additional titles for summer reading enjoyment is found at the link and list below.
A list of these books may be found on
. Additionally, brief descriptions of the books may be found here:
7th Grade Math Plus Students:
Please complete the summer enrichment handout that was given to you at the end of the school year. It should be completed and ready to be handed in at the beginning of the school year in September. If you misplace your copy, there will be extras in the office, in Mrs. Louden's mailbox.
7th Grade Math Students:
Students will receive a packet of math work that will need to completed by the 1st day of school for Ms.Blank. You can contact me at Mblank@myholyfamilyschool.org with any questions. Extra packets will be kept in my mailbox over the summer if the packet gets lost.
You can use these links to practice your math skills over the summer. Try for an hour a week.
Math Games and Helpful Websites:
Math Magician Games
Choose +, -, X, or /. Can students complete 20 math fact problems with 100 percent accuracy in less than 60 seconds? If they can, they might print out an award certificate or ask a classmate to verify the total and record it on a chart.
Choose +, -, X or /. Students have 1 minute to get as many correct answers as they can. Have a classmate verify the total and record it on a chart.
Pick a Number
Multiplication only. This game is ideal for students just learning the times tables. It focuses on the individual tables; it does not mix the 4x tables and 5x tables, for example. Click one of the joker's cards (e.g., click the 7 to enter the World of 7, then click Table Tournament.) How many of the 20 multiplication table problems do students get right before the time runs out? Have a classmate verify the score and record it on a chart.
Click your grade level. Then click Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division. For each operation, you will find several games, including
How many correct answers can you get in 60 seconds?
How fast can you get 20 more correct answers than wrong answers?
Have a classmate verify the score and record it on a chart.
Matching Multiplication Game
Multiplication only. Click the multiplication fact on the left side of the page and its matching product on the right side. How long does it take you to match all eight pairs? Have a classmate verify the time and record it on a chart.
Just for Fun!
These online math facts games are just for fun. Most do not record a score, but they still offer great practice and lots of math fun.
A+ Math's Hidden Picture Games
How many problems do students solve before they can identify the hidden picture?
Match all the addition or subtraction facts with their answers. (This game does provide a final score, but it is really more a test of memory than a test of math-fact knowledge.)
Easy level. Match each addition or subtraction fact card to its solution.
A+ Math's Concentration Game
Match the problem on the left card with the correct answer on the right card. (This game does provide a final score, but it is really more a test of memory than it is a test of math-fact knowledge.)
Students will be engaged by this arcade-like space-themed multiplication race.
Mr. Taylor's Multiplication Facts Drills
You can't get wrong answers here. Students click until they get the right answer.
Choose +, -, X, or /. Students compete against other students who are online at the same time.
Coloring Book Math
Solve the math problems to color the pictures. Requires addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skill.
NON-FICTION BOOK SELECTIONS
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey to reach inhabited land.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
A photo-illustrated look at the youth organizations Adolf Hitler founded and used to meet
his sociopolitical and military ends; includes profiles of individual Hitler Youth members as well as young people who opposed the Nazis, such as Hans and Sophie Scholl.
The Journey that Saved CuriousGeorge
Tells how the creators of "Curious George" narrowly escaped capture by the Nazis while fleeing Paris on their bicycles during World War II.
Burns, Loree Griffin
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Hetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.
10,000 days of Thunder: a History of the Vietnam War
Presents a collection of illustrated photographs and maps depicting the war in Vietnam
from its beginning under French control to the fall of Saigon in 1975, and contains accounts from soldiers and civilians, profiles of those involved, and a look at the role of women on the battlefield.
The true story of Phineas Gage, whose brain had been pierced by an iron rod in 1848, and who survived and became a case study in how the brain functions.
French, Michael, adapt.
Flags of our Fathers (adapted)
Presents an account of the Marines who came together during the battle of Iwo Jima to raise the American flag in a moment that has been immortalized in one of the most famous photographs of World War II.
Giblin, James Cross
Good Brother, Bad Brother: theStory of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth.
Tells the life stories of nineteenth-century actor Edwin Booth and his actor brother John Wilkes Booth, describing the differences between the two men, chronicling John's assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and examining the impact of John's crime on the Boothfamily for decades afterward.
Superbugs Strike Back: When Antibiotics Fail
Explains how the development and over-use of antibiotics has led to new superbugs that
are resistant to common medical treatments and pose a greater threat to human health
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming (adapted)
An adaptation of the book in which former Vice President Al Gore examines the climate
crisis that is threatening the future of the planet, describes what the world's governments are doing to correct the problem, and explains why the problem should be taken more seriously.
An account of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, from the viewpoint of the people who lived through it.
Farewell to Manzanar: a True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After World War II Internment
Biography of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston relating her experiences of living at the Manzanar internment camp during World War II and how it has influenced her life
Darkness Over Denmark: TheDanish Resistance
An account of people in Denmark who risked their lives to protect and rescue their Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during World War II.
Never Cry Wolf
The author reports his observations of the Keewatin Lands northwest of the Hudson Bay, and the caribou and wolf populations living in the region; includes an afterword section with assorted writings about wolves.
Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick.
Left For Dead: a Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the Navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later.
Team Moon: How 4000,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Chronicles the Apollo 11 mission, the spaceflight that landed the first man on Earth's moon on July 20, 1969, emphasizing the contributions and reactions of the thousands of people who made the mission successful.
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: the Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
Describes the experiences of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins as he circled the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on it; and explains what everyday life was like on "Columbia," presents background on the three astronauts, and includes photos of Collins and his family.
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery
Mystery Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth-grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve the murder of an eccentric local woman in her hometown of Echo Falls.
Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of
Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.
Auch, Mary Jane
Ashes of Roses
Sixteen-year-old Rose Nolan arrives on Ellis Island in 1911 in the hopes of starting a new life, but
after most of her family is sent back to Ireland, she must find her own way in a new country and
fend for herself and her younger sister
Nothing But the Truth
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story, and leads to him and his teacher both leaving the school.
In 2036 kidnapping rich children has become an industry, but when thirteen-year-old Charity
Meyers is taken and held for ransom, she soon discovers that this particular kidnapping is not what it seems.
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the rightto play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
After learning that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, a book-burning official in a
future fascist state clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed.
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Carbone, Elias Lynn
Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607
Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.
Murder on the Orient Express
Mystery Detective Hercule Poirot has a wealth of suspects to choose from when a wealthy American is stabbed to death en route to Paris on the Orient Express.
Where the Lilies Bloom
In the Great Smoky Mountains region, a fourteen-year-old girl struggles to keep her family together after their father dies.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.
Cooney, Caroline B.
While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-
year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Last of the Mohicans
A Mohican brave struggles to protect two English girls from an evil Huron during the French and
Indian War in upstate New York.
The Dark is Rising (series)
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the
King of Shadows
While in London as part of an all-boy acting company preparing to perform in a replica of the famous Globe Theatre, Nat Field suddenly finds himself transported back to 1599 and performing in the original theater under the tutelage of Shakespeare himself.
An account of the attempt, through a hair-raising twenty-four hours on a remote jungle island, to
avert a global emergency — a crisis triggered by today's rush to commercialize genetic
The Seeing Stone
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives
him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own.
The Loud Silence of Francine Green
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes
best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.
Heart of a Champion
Seth faces a strain on his friendship with Jimmy, who is both a baseball champion and something
of an irresponsible fool, when Jimmy is kicked off the team.
A young orphan boy in nineteenth-century England lives in the squalid surroundings of a workhouse until he becomes involved with a gang of thieves.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
The Adventures of Sherlock Homes
A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in
Bohemia," "The Redheaded League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Mystery Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate the tale of a hound that haunts the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home.
The Count of Monte Cristo
Presents the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas about Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who is falsely imprisoned, escapes, and assumes a new identity on the island of Monte Cristo.
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.
While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness and atonement.
An eleven-year-old shoots a stray cat with his new air rifle, subsequently suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes responsibility for it.
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
The Possibilities of Sainthood
While regularly petitioning the Vatican to make her the first living saint, fifteen-year-old Antonia Labella prays to assorted patron saints for everything from help with preparing the family's fig trees for a Rhode Island winter to getting her first kiss from the right boy.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to
life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story.
The Graveyard Book
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.
Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco
mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her
purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's
Morning is Long Time Coming
Sequel to: Summer of my German soldier. En route to Germany in search of the maternal love she
never had, eighteen-year-old Patty Bergen lingers in Paris and experiences her first love affair.
House of Dies Drear
Thomas Small and his family move into an old house that was once used as part of the Underground Railroad and soon realize that the house, where two fugitive slaves and Dies Drear himself had been killed by bounty hunters, continues to hold many secrets.
Out of the Dust
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat
farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Hilton, James
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Historical Fiction A retired teacher reminisces about his years at Brookfield school, the thousands of boys he taught,his happy marriage, and about the comic and tragic events in his life.
Crossing the Wire
Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.
Holm, Jennifer L.
Penny from Heaven
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death.
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series)
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
Across Five Aprils
Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.
Castaways of the FlyingDutchman
In 1620, a boy and his dog are rescued from the doomed ship, Flying Dutchman, by an angel who guides them in travelling the world, eternally helping those in great need.
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam
A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog.
Rifles for Watie
The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her great-uncles have been building in their backyard for more than forty years.
The Wreckers (trilogy)
Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the Cornish coastal town where they are stranded.
A Ring of Endless Light
During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.
The Killing Sea
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese
Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman.
Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians.
Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.
After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.
Malory, Sir Thomas
Le Morte d' Arthur
The standard account of King Arthur and his knights, the story of the dream of the Round Table,
knightly honor, and a just earthly government, all dissolved through human frailty.
After the Rain
After discovering her grandfather is dying, fifteen-year-old Rachel gets to know him better than ever before and finds the experience bittersweet.
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and
his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade.
Gods of Manhattan
When thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world alongside his contemporary New York City that is filled with fantastical creatures, people from the city's colorful past--who have become gods and goddesses--choose Rory to perform a dangerous mission.
Mary, Bloody Mary
Mary Tudor, who would reign briefly as Queen of England during the mid-sixteenth century, tells the story of her troubled childhood as daughter of King Henry VIII.
Touching Spirit Bear
After his anger erupts into violence, fifteen year-old Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Miller, Sarah Elizabeth
Miss Spitfire:Reaching Helen Keller
At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills. Includes historical notes and timeline.
Arthur Penhaligon, destined to die at a young age, is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, but his survival invokes the wrath of the mysterious Mister Monday who will stop at nothing to get the key back, and Arthur is forced into a desperate quest to unravel the secrets of the key and discover his true fate.
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.
In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Park, Linda Sue
When My Name was Keoko
With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
The Learning Tree
An African-american youth in a small town in Kansas finds himself the only witness to a murder.
Jacob Have I Loved
Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.
Bread and Roses, Too
Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Finding a skull on a camping trip in the canyons outside El Paso, Texas, Brennan becomes involved with the fate of a young Apache Indian who lived in the late 1800s.
A Year Down Yonder
Sequel to: A long way from Chicago.
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Life as We Knew It
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Only You Can Save Mankind
Prequel to : Johnny and the dead.
Twelve-year-old Johnny endures tensions between his parents, watches television coverage of the Gulf War, and plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, in which he is increasingly drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee.
The Wee Free Men
Tiffany, a young witch-to-be in the land of Discworld, teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue toughs, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
Summer of theMonkeys
In rural Oklahoma at the turn of the century, fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee discovers a tree full of monkeys, a find that leads to a summer that teaches him about life.
A Stitch in Time
Trying to hold the family together after her mother's death, Hannah worries about her sense of purpose when her father returns to the sea and her younger siblings become self-sufficient, and Hannah decides to make a wonderful quilt.
As the Civil War rages, Amelia's Maryland town is beset by divisions. Even she and her best friend Josh disagree. Amelia vows not to take sides, until the Confederate troops march into town...led by Josh's uncle.
The Lightning Thief (series)
Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.
Eyes of the Emperor
Following orders from the United States Army, several young Japanese American men train K-9 units to hunt Asians during World War II.
Schmidt, Gary D.
The Wednesday Wars
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.
Scott, Sir Walter
Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his
biggest secret are jeopardized.
In India in the 1940s, 13-year old Leela's happy, spoiled childhood ends when her husband since age 9, whom she barely knows, dies, leaving her a widow whose only hope of happiness could come from Mahatma Ghandi's social and political reforms.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Young Francie Nolan experiences the problems of growing up in a Brooklyn, New York slum.
Call It Courage
Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of an inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune. Includes review questions.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Sequel: Let the circle be unbroken.
An African-American family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
In 1944, when the Americans liberate Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, fourteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that in two years he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat.
The New Policeman
Fifteen-year-old musician J.J. Liddy leaves his small, Irish town and travels to the land of the fairies to search for time so he can give it to his busy mother, but when he gets there, he discovers that the inhabitants are in trouble and learns about his family's secret history.
The Last of the High Kings
When eleven-year-old Jenny Liddy, in turmoil over learning that she is a changeling, makes a deal with a devil creature, she endangers the human race but her own cleverness, her human and fairy fathers, and the last of Ireland's High Kings help to make things right.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Follows the Companions of the Ring as they set out to destroy the Ring of Power and check the power of the evil Sauron.
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
Van Draanen Wendelin
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne's classic nineteenth-century science-fiction tale about a French professor and his companions who are trapped aboard a futuristic submarine with a mad sea captain and come face to face with exotic ocean creatures and strange sights hidden from the world above.
So B. It
After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, twelve-yearold Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is.
War of the Worlds
Presents H. G. Wells's classic story in which Earth is invaded by hostile, technologically superior aliens from Mars.
Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns sixteen-year-old girls into gorgeous beauties, and realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty world that she doesn't like.
The Sword in the Stone
A retelling of the Arthurian legend.
The Bridge of San Louis Rey
A tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five people hurtle to their deaths. For Brother Juniper, a humble monk who witnesses the catastrophe, the question is: Why those five?
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.
After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."