Assignment for the Summer of 2020
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2024:
Welcome to a new and exciting educational adventure! To help prepare you for the journey, please find below the summer reading requirements.
Please review the list carefully. A short review of each book can be found at most online book retailers. The titles have been carefully compiled with both student interest and relevance to the World Literature curriculum in mind.
The decision as to which books are appropriate and acceptable for each child ultimately rests with the parent/guardian. If you find any book to be objectionable in any way, please understand that your child is not compelled to read that particular book. The list offers a wide range of choices.
An important aspect of summer reading is enjoyment. You might consider securing sound recordings of the books—not to use in place of the printed text, but in conjunction with it.
Have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
All in-coming 9th grade students are required to read The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien) by the start of school in September.
In addition to The Hobbit, students should read one book from the list below.
In other words, students are required to read two (2) books over the summer. All students must read The Hobbit plus one additional book from the list below.
Students will be tested over the books in September. Reading Sparknotes and other online study aids instead of the actual books is not a good idea. Students are free to use online resources as a supplement to reading the books.
In addition to The Hobbit, read one book from the list below:
Bless Me, Ultima Anaya
The House on Mango Street Cisneros
The Art of Happiness Dalai Lama
The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas
Like Water for Chocolate Esquivel
A Doll's House Ibsen
Nectar in a Sieve Markandaya
Cry, The Beloved Country Paton
Iron and Silk Salzman
The Alchemist Coelho
The Princess Bride Goldman