UUI Reading List for Children & Youth

(Fall/Winter 2016-2017)

Book titles are sorted into three sets for each grade level group. Read one book from each set in your grade level, complete the Reading List Form, drop it in the Reading List  box on the RE Table in the Social Hall at UUI or email it to re@uui.org by Sunday, February 26 and win a prize!

Children and youth who are registered in the UUI Religious Education Program are eligible to participate. Click here for online registration--it's quick, easy and free!

Grade level is the grade or home school equivalent your child or youth is currently in.

For questions, please contact Susanne Hinson-Rieger, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at re@uui.org or 317-418-1679.

Happy Reading! :)


Set 1

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.

The Family Book by Todd Parr

Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt

Set 2

Chocolate Me by Taye Diggs

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

The Color of Us by Karen Katz

Set 3

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynn Cherry

I Stink by Kate McMullan

Kindergarten & First Grade

Set 1

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Set 2

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

We March by Shane W. Evans

Set 3

I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

I Can Save the Earth! 1 Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle by Allison Inches

Second & Third Grade

Set 1

The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein and Henry Cole

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

A Peacock Among Pigeons by Tyler Cury and Clarione Gutierrez

Set 2

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco

Set 3

My Life with the Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Marty McGuire Digs Worms! By Kate Messner

Fourth - Sixth Grade

Set 1

George by Alex Gino

The Case of the Stolen Scarab by Nancy Garden

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville

Set 2

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Set 3

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Husky by Justin Sayre

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Seventh & Eighth Grade

Set 1

The Misfits by James Howe

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle

Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz

Set 2

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Set 3

 8th Grade Super Zero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

The Bystander by James Preller

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

The Truth About Truman School by Dori Hillestad Butler

Ninth - Twelfth Grade

Set 1

Gone Gone Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills

Set 2

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coats

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Revised Edition by Beverly Tatum

Set 3

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Over-consumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard

Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Charles Moore