A Working Reading List for Catholic School Students – Gr 6 – 8

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.

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Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her eleventh year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Catholic Baby Name Book" and "Letters to Mary from a Young Mother." She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com