A Working Reading List for Catholic School Students: Early Adolescence Grade Six to Grade Eight
by Kay Burgess
Arlington: National Catholic Educational Association, 2012
I'm always looking for good books for my children to read as part of their homeschool program. I look at lists online, look a great books lists, lists of classics, etc. Still, it can be a struggle. I try to balance classic literature with more modern works, but I certainly haven't read all the books out there. That's why I was so excited to see "A Working Reading List for Catholic School Students."
This publication by Kay Burgess, divides works by the virtues they illustrate: faith, hope, love, community, justice, courage, reconciliation, and service. These are all recent works from this century and both non-fiction and fiction are included. Each book includes a short summary. I already found a few I definitely will add to my children's reading list. This is a very helpful tool for choosing modern works for young people to read.
While I have not read them, the following guides are also available:
A Working Reading List for Catholic School Students: Early Childhood Preschool to Grade Two
A Working Reading List for Catholic School Students: Middle Childhood Grade Three to Grade Five