Several new textbooks are available for public review, preceding formal adoption by the Davis school district. Members of textbook adoption committees — consisting of staff, community members, parents and, at the high school level, students — have determined that these are the titles they will recommend to the Davis Board of Education for adoption consideration.
The cost of texts will come solely from categorical funds that have been specifically designated by the California Department of Education for the purpose of purchasing instructional materials.
Grade 7: Margaret Peterson Haddix, “Among the Hidden,” Simon & Schuster, 1998
Grade 8: Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games,” Scholastic, 2008; Laurie Halse Anderson, “Chains,” Simon & Schuster, 2008; Gary Paulson, “Woods Runner,” Random House, 2010; Margaret Peterson Haddix, “Uprising,” Simon & Schuster, 2007
Grade 9: Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, “Book of Greek Myths,” Random House, 1992; Rick Riordan, “The Lightning Thief,” Miramax, 2006.
These texts are available for public review at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. in Davis.
Grade 12: Peter Shaffer, “Equus,” Scribner, 2004.
This book is available for public review at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis.