Summer Reading 2020

  • Pensacola Catholic High School
    REVISED 2020 REQUIRED SUMMER READING PROGRAM

    The purpose of the CHS Summer Reading Program is to encourage and support independent reading and instill a love of reading in our students. The ability to read well and on a regular basis is crucial to college and career success. Recognizing this, the CHS English Department has a year-round reading program which includes required outside reading during the summer months.

    The list is designed to represent a variety of genres, accommodate a range of reading levels, and appeal to a wide range of interests. Choice is a key element in fostering a love of reading, and it is our hope that all students will find one or more books that will grab their attention and make summer reading an enjoyable experience.

    The Summer Reading Program includes three books for Honors/AP students and two books for ACP/CP/G levels. Details of the program are described below.

    1) Required book(s)

    For each required book, students must complete a corresponding study guide, available on the CHS website.

    These completed study guides, which must meet assignment requirements and be students’ original work, are due by or on Friday, August 28, 2020.  Class discussion of the required book(s) will follow upon submission of the study guide.

    2) Choice book

    For the choice book, students will submit either choice book study questions or a multimedia project due by or on Friday, August 28, 2020.  Information outlining the requirements of the choice book study questions and multimedia project will be available on the CHS website.

    Rising 12th Graders

     REVISED LIST

    First required book for ALL -- ACP/CP and Honors Students

    Muck City – Bryan Mealer

    OR

    The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

    Second Required book for Honors Students Only

    1984 – George Orwell

    List of Choices for ALL -- Honors, ACP, and CP students choose one book from this list.

     

     

    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

    The Story of a Soul - The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

    Forget Not Love: The Passion of Maximilian Kolbe - Andre Frossard

    I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives - Martin Ganda & Caitlin Alifirenka

     

    Rising 11th Graders

     REVISED LIST

    First required book for ALL -- ACP/CP and Honors Students

    Man's Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl

    Second Required book for Honors Students Only

               

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor REVISED EDITION – Thomas C. Foster

    List of Choices for ALL -- Honors, ACP, and CP students choose one book from this list.

     

     

     

    The Once and Future King - T.H. White

    Delta Wedding - Eudora Welty

    Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series - Eliot Asinof

    The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

    One More Day - Mitch Albom

    Peace Like a River - Leif Enger

     

    Rising 10th Graders

     REVISED LIST

    First required book for ALL -- ACP/CP and Honors Students

    The Blind Side – Michael Lewis

    Second required book for Honors students Only

    Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

    List of Choices for ALL -- Honors, ACP, and CP students choose one book from this list.

     

    Miracle on 49th Street - Mike Lupica

    My Brother Made Me Do It - Peg Kehr

    The Family Romanov - Candace Fleming

    The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradury

    Travels with Charley:  In Search of America - John Steinbeck

    Tuesdays with Morrie:  An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson - Mitch Albom

     

    Rising 9th Graders

     REVISED LIST

    First required book for ALL -- ACP/CP and Honors Students

    The Giver - Lois Lowery

    Second required book for Honors students Only;
    Students choose one book from the two choices.

    The Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati -Luciana Frassati

    OR

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Mark Twain

    List of Choices for ALL -- Honors, ACP, and CP students choose one book from this list.

     

    Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet - One Bite at a Time – Dr. Mark Hyman

    City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

    Summer Ball - Mike Lupica

    The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

    The Lightning Thief-Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

    All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Remarque

     

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