Blue Ribbon

Summer Reading

Common Reader:  A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

All students are required to read this book prior to their return for the new school year in August. We will have activities and discussion groups as part of our opening activities for the 2016-17 school year. There is not a study guide to be completed during the summer for this assignment. 

2016-17 English Department Summer Reading List 

Freshmen:    
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myth by Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 
          study guide

   FRESHMEN PLEASE NOTE:

   Please use your new iPad to complete your summer reading assignment. Follow the steps in this
           video to do so: 



Sophomores:  

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


  study guide


Juniors:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer 
  study guide    


Seniors: 
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks                   
  study guide


Any student taking AP Language and Composition
should contact Ms. Sampson
for the summer reading assignment.


2016-17 Social Studies Department Summer Reading List 

US History Honors (junior level)‚Äč:  Rise To Rebellion by Jeff Shaara


AP U.S. History - Students for next year (they will be juniors) need to read chapters 1 and 2 in the text book,
The American Pageant, Sixteenth Addition. They also need to work on the vocabulary that was emailed to them.