10 Best Books For 6th Grade Girls Update 05/2022

Books For 6th Grade Girls

It’s not clear if it’s a female or a mother thing, but it doesn’t take much to make me cry these days. Television shows, movies, advertising, and even books!

And book number seven on this list is no exception! Riding Freedom depicts the story of Charley Parkhurst, who is thought to be the first woman to vote in the United States despite living as a man at the time. And let me tell you, hearing the end of her tale and how far we’ve come as a woman in America had me in tears!! Of course, my children had no understanding why I was crying, but that’s another story for another time.

Riding Freedom is only one of the novels on this list of 6th grade girls’ books. This is the list for you if you’re seeking for recommendations! Classics, historical literature, realistic fiction, and fantasy books are all included.


The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

“From the minute Kit Tyler arrives on the foreign shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687, she is marked by mistrust and disdain.” She has been forced to leave her beloved home on the Caribbean island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Kit fights to live in a difficult environment, torn between her yearning for belonging and her desire to be true to herself. She meets a kindred soul just when she is about to give up. But Kit’s connection with Hannah Tupper, who the colonists believe to be a witch, proves to be more taboo than she could have expected, forcing Kit to choose between her emotions and her job.”

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Nelson

“For the majority of her life, Hattie Brooks, sixteen, has been shuttled from one distant relative to another.” Tired of being Hattie Here and There, she gathers the resolve to leave Iowa and relocate to Vida, Montana, on her late uncle’s land claim. Hattie braves rough weather, hard circumstances, a temperamental cow, and her own forlorn hand at the cookstove under the great sky. Despite daily challenges, Hattie works on her uncle’s claim until an unexpected tragedy forces her to search her soul for the true meaning of home.”

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Chreech

Salamanca Tree Hiddle, thirteen, travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents, proud of her country heritage and “Indian-ness in her blood.” She tells them about Phoebe Winterbottom, who received weird messages, met a “possible maniac,” and whose mother vanished. Sal’s own story begins to unravel as she entertains her grandparents with Phoebe’s absurd story, the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.”

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

“Abilene Tucker is dissatisfied. Her father has arranged for her to board a train and spend the summer with an old acquaintance while he works on the railroad. Abilene climbs off the train in Manifest, Kansas, armed only with a few items and her list of universals, hoping to discover about the boy her father once was. Manifest’s history appears to be filled with colorful and mysterious individuals, as well as long-held mysteries. The more Abilene learns, the more eager she becomes to discover her father’s involvement in that history. As Manifest’s secrets are revealed one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the community.”

Jacob, Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

“Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick of her lovely twin Caroline.” Caroline has always been the more attractive, talented, and superior of the siblings. Caroline seems to absorb everything, even Louise’s friends, their parents’ love, and her hopes for the future. Louise wishes to be the special one for the first time in her life. But, in order to accomplish so, she must first figure out who she is and find a way to stand out from her sister’s shadow.”

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

“Dicey Tillerman, 13, sits in the car with her younger sister and two brothers at the shopping mall on Saturday morning.” ‘You be good,’ Momma had advised. She then turned and went away. They wait a day and a night, but Momma never returns. Finally, Dicey decides that the children should visit Aunt Cilla in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Maybe Momma will meet them there. They do not, however, have enough money to take the bus. Dicey sets out on foot with her siblings in search of Aunt Cilla, determined to keep the family together. Soon, she realizes that “finding a home” and “creating one” aren’t always synonymous.”

Are you there God, it’s me Margaret by Judy Blume

Are you there God, it’s me Margaret by Judy Blume

“Margaret Simon, who is almost twelve, enjoys long hair, tuna fish, the fragrance of rain, and pink stuff.” She’s recently moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and she’s eager to make new friends. Margaret is delighted to be a member of a secret society where they discuss intimate topics such as boys, bras, and their first periods. But none of them can believe Margaret has no faith and does not attend the YMCA or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t realize is that Margaret has a very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about anything: family, friends, and even her hidden crush, Moose Freed.”

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

“Charlotte Parkhurst was raised in the mid-nineteenth century and was expected to live her life without the liberties she desired.” Charlotte, on the other hand, was astute and determined, and she devised a plan to live her life the way she desired. She became an outstanding horse rider, a famed stagecoach driver, and the first woman to vote – at a period when women were barred from doing so.”

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

“A foolish fairy’s gift, the ‘gift’ of obedience, is bestowed upon Ella of Frell at her birth.” Ella must obey any command, whether it is to hop on one foot for a day and a half or to sever her own head! Ella, on the other hand, is adamant in her refusal to accept her fate. Ella embarks on a mission to undo the curse once and for all against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, cruel stepsisters, and fairy godmothers.”

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

“Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius who is preoccupied with nature and diagnosing medical ailments, and who finds counting by 7s reassuring.” It’s never been easy for her to connect with anybody other than her adoptive parents, but it hasn’t stopped her from living a peaceful existence… until now. Willow’s life is cruelly altered when both of her parents are killed in a car accident, leaving her alone in a perplexing world. This strange, yet endearing, girl tries to push beyond her pain.”

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