Below you will find books that your teachers have selected for summer reading to support 2023 - 2024 classes. Please scroll to the bottom to find assignments for any class in which you are enrolled. Students should read the title(s) and complete the assignment(s) before coming to class in the fall. We look forward to discussing these exciting titles with you!
English 9 Choose one book from the six options below. There is no written assignment but be prepared to discuss your choice when you arrive in the fall!
All the Light We Cannot See
A blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.
In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. A smart, funny, gorgeous retelling starring all characters of color.
In a future in which a pandemic has left few survivors, actress Kirsten Raymonde, having witnessed paparazzo-turned-EMT Jeevan Chaudhary try to save the life of actor Arthur Leander after he suffered a heart attack on stage, travels with a troupe performing Shakespeare and finds herself in a community in which a prophet will not let anyone leave alive. Includes subplots about Jeevan as he watches the world change from the pandemic and Arthur before his death.
After a plane crash strands them on a tropical island while the rest of the world is ravaged by war, a group of British schoolboys attempts to form a civilized society but descends into brutal anarchy.
Please read Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity by Dr. Shannon Moalem and Jonathan Prince before returning to school. There is no written assignment but be prepared to discuss the text.