Blue Ribbon

Summer Reading

Common Reader 20-21 School Year

Over the summer, NDA’s faculty, staff and students will read our annual Common Reader Book. This year’s book is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson which focuses on the historical blue people of Kentucky and the fierce and brave Kentucky Packhorse librarians. The book touches on issues of miscegenation, bigotry, poverty, the Depression, Roosevelt's WPA program, domestic abuse and the self-empowerment of women in the early 20th century, and we look forward to celebrating this book and its many themes in the fall! 


Social Studies

  • 2020-21 Summer Reading AP US History - Founding Mothers by Cokie Robert
  • 2020-21 Summer Reading Honors US History - Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara