-Middle School Information-

(Scroll down for Senior School Information)

Below you'll find some suggestions for summer reading choices and some resources to help you find a good book.  These really are just suggestions, not every book is a good fit for every student based on reading level, maturity, and family values. Feel free to use these suggestions or to branch out and find something on your own! 

Please read:
An explanation of MS Summer Reading
A letter to parents & caregivers

Click on the red categories below for ideas!
Remember, your job is to read one book from each column.

Choose a Genre: Read Something Different: Try a Book Others Enjoyed:
Mystery A graphic novel A suggestion from a library list or librarian
Fantasy or science fiction Book of poetry or short stories Newbery Medal or Newbery Honor Book
Realistic fiction A magazine (cover to cover) A suggestion from a parent or grandparent
Historical fiction or nonfiction A book related to social justice A suggestion from a friend

More Ideas:
Want to read something that was popular? Here are the top circulating books of
2020 - 2021 School Year:

1. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
2. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
3. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams
4. A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee
5. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Don't forget to check out what's going on at your public library!
Having trouble finding a book at the right reading level?
Try the P.I.C.K method!

- Senior School Information -
Please scroll down to find both the English class and History class you will enter in the fall. English classes are on the left, History courses on the right. All book covers are hyperlinked to more information about the text. Please make sure to click on any "full assignment" links to understand any written component due at the start of the school year.

Having trouble accessing the book you need? Let us know and we can help!
rneely@sewickley.org      mcerniglia@sewickley.org

English Class Instructions

Below you'll find book choices for each grade. Your job is to read one of the choice books for the grade you are entering (except Seniors - read something just for fun!). Click on the book covers to learn more about each option. There is no written assignment, just come ready to discuss your choices in the fall!

In the Senior School English Department, we explore the relationship between reading, writing, critical thinking, and change-making for a more just and equitable society. As you enjoy your summer reading book, please consider the following questions which will inform our conversations throughout the year:
 - How does a person's identity interact with their society?
- How can we be empowered to envision and create a more just society?
- How are words power?

Grade 9 English

Grade 10 English

Grade 11 English

Grade 12 Just for Fun Suggestions!

History Class Instructions

Below you will find books that the history department has selected for summer reading to support 2021-2022 classes (this includes all students in a class, both AP and non-AP). Guiding questions will be specific to each class and teachers will email the assignment;  you may also click on the title link below to view it. Students should read the book and complete the assignment before coming to class in the fall.  
We look forward to discussing these exciting titles with you in September!

Grade 9 World History

Grade 10 AP/Modern World

Grade 11 AP/US History

AP/Comparative Government

AP/US Government

AP Psychology