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    Summer Reading Assignment for Hale Students
    Posted on 06/24/2019
    Books on cushion outside with drink and glasses

    Summer is a great time to relax, spend time with friends and family, go on adventures, work a summer job, and READ! Make a plan to read at least five (5) books over the summer to keep your reading muscles in shape. Four of the books are your choice, and one book is a "guided choice" book from the list below. There are two lists compiled by your Language Arts teachers; one is a list of books we recommend, and the other is a list of books your teachers will be reading this summer. Read along with us!

    For a brief summary of each book, click the hyperlink to check out the summary. Also, check-out the Nathan Hale Reading Twitter account (@hale_reads). 

    The summer reading assignment you will be graded on in the fall is:
    - Select ONE of the books from the list below 
    - Finish reading the book BEFORE the first day of school
    - During the first full week of school in the fall, complete an in-class writing assignment that demonstrates your knowledge of the book's plot, characters, and main ideas

    LA Teacher

    I recommended…

    What I’m reading…

    Ms. Charlton

    Outlaw Culture by bell hooks

    Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

    Ms. Fraser

    The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

    Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link

    Mr. Greenway

    Shadow of the Wind by Carlson Ruiz Zafon

    The Overstory by Richard Powers

    Mr. Heald

    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez

    Mr. Jacobson

    Moonglow by Michael Chabon

    Behold America by Sarah Churchwell

    Ms. Kim

    White Teeth by Zadie Smith

    Whiskey, Words & a Shovel by R.H. Sin

    Ms. McKittrick

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    The Noble Path by Peter May

    Mr. Mulder

    Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

    The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

    Mr. Roby

    The Power by Naomi Alderman

    Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

    Ms. Simmons-Rice

    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

    Mr. Sylver

    The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

    Mr. Uhlman

    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang

    There There by Tommy Orange

    Ms. Volkman

    The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

    Cane River by Lalita Tademy