Summer Reading: 2017
Summer reading assignments seek to foster love of reading, encourage both creative and critical thinking, develop students’ skills in the area of inference and analysis, and support year-round learning.
The 2017 focus of Barnstable High School Summer Reading is wellness and health: mental, physical and social-emotional wellness.
The reading choices for each grade include both fiction and nonfiction. Students can choose from a variety of lenses and focus on topics such as nutrition, fitness and mental health.
Students: please choose a book from the list for the grade you will be entering in the fall. As you read consider the questions associated with your book in preparation for a class assessment during the first week of school. You are not obligated to answer the questions in writing, but taking some notes on your book would be a great idea
Entering 12th Grade
Get Out of Your Mind and into Your Life for Teens by Joseph V. Chaupochi, et. Al.
My Stroke, My Recovery and My Return to the NFL by Tedy Bruschi with Michael HolleyReviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Entering 11th Grade
Fast Food Nation by Eric SchlosserFirst Part Last by Angela Johnson
Born to Run by Christopher McDougallPlease Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee BlancoIn the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
Entering 10th Grade
Chew on This by Eric SchlosserDumplin by Julie Murphy
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Putting Make Up on the Fat Boy by Bil WrightVirtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Entering 9th Grade
The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderNow is the Time for Running by Michael WilliamsDrums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan SonnenblickDear Bully by Dawn Metcalf
Entering 8th Grade
The Trap by John SmelcerThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van DraanenGaia Warriors by Nicola Davies
Soul Surfer by Bethany HamiltonStudents taking Creative Writing should read On Writing by Stephen King.Students taking AP Literature and Composition should read this handout from Mrs. Salley.Students taking AP Language and Composition should read the AP Summer Reading.Students taking Newspaper/Journalism: Please read the Insight packetAll Barnstable High School students are required to participate in the BHS Summer Reading Program. They are held accountable for their reading upon their return in the fall. Not completing this assignment may impact students’ first quarter grade. Local libraries have been notified of the selected titles. Late summer registrants are to pick up the reading lists from their guidance counselor, the BHS registrar, or from one of the local libraries.