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Why Read?
For a reason, of course! 
When I first began homeschooling, I used booklists from curriculum providers and didn't really venture outside of those lists. Over the past couple of years, I have found freedom in exploring books for my kids to read! I realized that many of the book lists I used did include newer books and some of those more recently written books have since become my favorites! 
As I have created book lists for my own kids, I began sharing them. You can see links to different grade-level lists below. Each year I create a visual book list so my kids can choose books I have pre-chosen for them. They don't have to stick to these lists, but it gives them plenty of options that they know I think they will enjoy. We use the library a lot, so these visual lists help me plan as they choose books since we don't own all of them!
I do assign books to be read now that my kids are older, and some books become read-alouds. Currently {summer 2020}, my daughter is entering 6th grade and my son is entering 9th grade {my oldest son is graduated}. My daughter loves to read but prefers fantasy so her assigned books tend to be more historical and realistic fiction. My son dislikes reading entirely so I try to be very careful with the books I assign so that they are books he will enjoy.
Read for a Reason was created as a way for me to share everything book-related! You'll find free printables and many book-related resources!
How to make your own visual reading list
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ESPERANZA RISING

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Lexile: 750
Ages: 8+
Grades: 6-8
Genre: Historical Fiction

SYLVIA & AKI

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Lexile: 760
Ages: 9+
Grades: 4-7
Genre: Historical Fiction

SONG FOR A WHALE

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Lexile: 800
Ages: 8+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Realistic Fiction
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SWEEP

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Lexile: 630
Ages: 8+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

STAY

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Lexile: 640
Ages: 8+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Realistic Fiction

SUGAR

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Lexile: 430
Ages: 9+
Grades: 4-7
Genre: Historical Fiction
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WONDER

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Lexile: 790
Ages: 8+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Realistic Fiction

THE LENGTH OF A STRING

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Lexile: 730
Ages: 10+
Grades: 5-9
Genre: Historical Fiction

THE NIGHT DIARY

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Lexile: 700
Ages: 8+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Historical Fiction
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Read for a Reason To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lexile: 790
Ages: 13+
Grades: 8+
Genre: Historical Fiction

THE HUNGER GAMES

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Ages: 12+
Grades: 7+
Genre: Dystopian Fiction

NOWHERE BOY

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Lexile: 810
Ages: 10+
Grades: 4-9
Genre: Realistic Fiction

UNBROKEN

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Lexile: 850
Ages: 12+
Grades: 7-9
Genre: Biography

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

Read for a Reason The Mighty Miss Malone
Lexile: 750
Ages: 9+
Grades: 3-7
Genre: Historical Fiction

NUMBER THE STARS

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Lexile: 670
Ages: 10-12
Grades: 5-7
Genre: Historical Fiction

REFUGEE

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Lexile: 800
Ages: 11+
Grades: 6-9
Genre: Historical Fiction
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