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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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.

I Was Cleopatra

The provocative fictional memoir of a boy actor in Shakespearian London.

Jane, the Fox and Me

A graphic novel about bullying, body image and the transformative power of fiction.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.

Moon Wishes

In this timeless bedtime story, the moon's luminous, watchful presence inspires wishes of hope and love, with dreamy watercolour illustrations.

My Name Is Parvana

In this stunning sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now fifteen, is held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

My Name Is Seepeetza

An honest look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it — 30th anniversary edition.

No Ordinary Day

Deborah Ellis, author of The Breadwinner, brings us another feisty young heroine, Valli — an orphan with leprosy who lives on the streets of Kolkata.

No Vacancy

With the help of her Catholic friend, an eleven-year-old Jewish girl creates a provocative local tourist attraction to save her family’s failing motel.

One More Mountain

It’s 2021, and the Taliban have retaken power in Afghanistan. Parvana and Shauzia, the brave protagonists of The Breadwinner, must now flee to escape new dangers from an old enemy.

Operatic

A story of friendship, first crushes, opera and the high drama of middle school told by award-winning Kyo Maclear in her debut graphic novel.