Summer Reading Assignments

The faculty in the English department would like you to swim, bike, camp and hang out with your friends and family over the summer months. We would also like you to read the following book corresponding to your grade. For each book there is an outline and questions to guide and focus your reading. 

6th Grade:        Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

7th and 8th Grades:        Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

English 9:        Night by Elie Wiesel

English 10:      Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

American Literature & Composition:

The Round House by Louise Erdrich, AND
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Writing and Thematic Literature:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

AP English Language and Composition: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

AP English Literature and Composition:  The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
(must read one of two editions: Penguin Classics ISBN # 978-0-14-044926-6 or the Modern Library edition ISBN # 978-0-37-576030-0)



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Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, strives to empower its students and staff to achieve personal, spiritual and academic excellence. We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth: Veritas.
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