Summer Reading
Welcome, rising Grade 10 students!

Below you will find books that your teachers have selected for summer reading to support 2023 - 2024 classes. Please scroll to the bottom to find assignments for any class in which you are enrolled. Students should read the title(s) and complete the assignment(s) before coming to class in the fall.   
Choose one book from the five options below.
There is no written assignment but be prepared to discuss your choice when you arrive in the fall!

List of 5 items.

  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder

    A girl who can't speak and a boy who can't hear go on a journey of self-discovery and find support with each other.
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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    Seventeen-year-old Zelie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue Princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the Crown Prince Inan, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
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  • Funny in Farsi

    Firoozeh Dumas recounts the experiences she had after her family moved from Iran to Southern California, discussing how her family adapted to life in America.
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  • The Alchemist

    Tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined.
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    Scout Finch, the young daughter of a local attorney in the Deep South during the 1930s, tells of her father's defense of an African-American man charged with the rape of a white girl.
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Honors Physics
Please take the time to complete this assignment before returning to school.
Honors Biology
Please read Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity by Dr. Shannon Moalem and Jonathan Prince before returning to school. There is no written assignment but be prepared to discuss the text.
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