Summer Reading: 2019
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 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 on the Summer Reading link on the BHS website associated with your book in preparation for a class assessment during the first week of school.
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 Holley
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Entering 11th Grade
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco
In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
Entering 10th Grade
Chew on This by Eric Schlosser
Dumplin by Julie Murphy
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Putting Make Up on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Entering 9th Grade
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Dear Bully by Dawn Metcalf
Entering 8th Grade
The Trap by John Smelcer
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davies
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Creative Writing Students
On Writing, by Stephen King.
AP StudentsAll 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.