Read LIKE A KNIGHT this summer!

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Read LIKE A KNIGHT this summer!

Because we are lifelong IB learners even when school is out, all LCMA students participate in a summer literacy project every year.

 Step 1: Choose your book!

  • You may select one book from the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) 2023-2024 book list. Book titles and trailers will be available on the SSYRA website on April 28th:


  • You may select one book from the State of Florida’s E.S.T. Suggested Reading List (please consult the list for the grade you will be entering in August):
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
A Long Walk to Water by Linda

Sue Park

The Twenty-One Balloons by

William Pene du Bois

The Princess and the Goblin by

George MacDonald

Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare Book of Esther from The Bible The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell


The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton


Freedom Walkers by Russell


Things Fall Apart by Chinua


Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides

by Rosalyn Schanzer

Trapped by Marc Aronson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis


The Count of Monte Cristo by

Alexandre Dumas

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young

Girl by Anne Frank

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steven


The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas by Thor


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann


The Long Road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick


The Hobbitt by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane


The Prince and the Pauper by

Mark Twain

The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by

Catherine Thimmesh

*Please see reverse side for Step 2.

Step 2: Choose your project! You will complete one of the following projects to show your summer learning.

  • Option 1: In My Mind’s Eye – Make your masterpiece! Create a visual interpretation/ representation of something significant in the text (characters/people, events, setting/historical time period, ). This could be a painting, a shadow box/diorama, a drawing, a sculpture, a collage, a model, etc. Use your imagination!*
  • Option 2: Reflective Perspective – See the story through a new lens! Write an original passage from the perspective of one of the characters or people in the book. Through your words, become that character’s Reflect on some of the events of the book. Be sure to include how that character might feel about those events and experiences. (350 words)*
  • Option 3: The LCMA Times Book Review – Become a literary critic! Review the book you read by writing a brief synopsis (summarize the major events of the text) and justifying your opinion of its strengths and weaknesses. What was powerful? What was not? Why? Finally, give it a rating (0-5 stars). (350 words)*

*For each option, please also include a one-paragraph response in which you reflect on the experience of reading the book and working through the project.

*Projects will be turned in to first-period teachers on Friday, August 18th.

 If you have any questions, please email Ms. Sanabria at