CC Literature - Grade 6

CC Literature - Grade 6

The books in this collection fit specific expectations within the Grade 6 strands for literature as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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A Boy Named Queen

Who will be brave enough to make friends with the boy named Queen?

A Serious Thought

A boy ponders his place in the universe in this thoughtful story about the things that keep us up at night.

A Year Without Mom

A stunning graphic novel debut, A Year Without Mom follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America.

Almost Invisible

Jewel is escaping an abusive home situation by living at school. After Maya discovers Jewel's secret, should she tell? Or can she help on her own?

Becca Fair and Foul

A summer on an idyllic island surrounded by water and wildlife. What could possibly go wrong?

Burying the Moon

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village.

Cold White Sun

A story based on the real-life experiences of a young boy who was smuggled out of Ethiopia amid political unrest to start a new life in North America.

Dodger Boy

From award-winning author Sarah Ellis comes the story of an American draft dodger who turns up to stay with thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her family.

Harvey

A sophisticated and original graphic novel about a young boy's reaction to his father's death.

Helen’s Birds

From Sara Cassidy, acclaimed author of A Boy Named Queen, comes a stunning wordless graphic novel about friendship, loss and hope.

How to Bee

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

I Am a Taxi

Deep in the jungle, working in a cocaine operation, twelve-year-old Diego must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again.