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    Summer 2019

    Don't forget about summer reading! The assessment will be done in class, but be thinking THEME, CHARACTERIZATION, CONFLICT, etc..., while you read. Pay attention to those and other literary techniques you have learned about in recent years. Might not be a bad idea to (gasp!) take a few notes! Oh, the horror..... ;)

    2019 Summer Reading Program - REQUIRED!!!!!


    • Read a book selected from the list below or a book of comparable literary merit
    • Complete an in-class writing task in September 2019 to show your reading and thinking about the book


    • Summer Reading at New York Libraries provides extensive information about the value of summer reading and how to engage students in enjoyable reading experiences summerreadingnys.org
    • Buffalo and Erie County Public Library provides free print and digital books and audiobooks, in addition to free summer activities at the Hamburg Public Library buffalolib.org

     Suggested Books:

    Albertalli, Becky.  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

    Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains.

    Ba, Gabriel and Fabio Moon. Daytripper.

    Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones.

    Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One.

    Dessen, Sarah. Once and For All.

    Eggers, Dave. The Circle.

    Gaiman, Neil. Norse Mythology.

    Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic.

    Green, John. Turtles All the Way Down.

    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.  Fish in a Tree.

    Johnson, Maureen. 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

    Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight; Honestly Ben; Openly, Honestly.

    Kwame, Alexander. The Crossover.

    Nelson, Jandy. I’ll Give You the Sun.

    Moriarty, Liane. Big Little Lies.

    Pearson, Mary E. The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

    Prince, Liz. Tomboy: a Graphic Memoir.

    Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl.

    Smith, Amber. The Way I Used to Be.

    Smith, Roland. Elephant Run.

    Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys.

    Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give.

    Tomaki, Mariko. This One Summer.

    Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle.

    Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity.

    Woodson, Jacqueline. Brown Girl Dreaming.


    Reading, writing and speaking are FUN!

    CONTACT INFORMATION: lnewman@frontiercsd.org  OR    926-1720, ext 2117. Also, if you are planning on stopping down for extra help during a planning period (or even when I have studyhall), please let me know ahead of time.

Last Modified on January 12, 2021