These texts illustrate the complexity, quality, and range of student readings for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades per Common Core State Standards. Set is fully aligned to Common Core State Standards and includes literary nonfiction, historical, and scientific texts. Set includes: The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams by Cappon, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Douglass, Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13, 1940 by Churchill, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Petry, and Travels with Charley by Steinbeck. Set of five books. Grades 6-8.