Brother Martin 2022 Summer Reading Information

All students in grades 9-12 will be expected to choose one book from a list, read it over the summer, and then engage in a small group discussion facilitated by a faculty member at the start of the school year.

Expectations for students:

We will have a small group discussion as the culminating activity for summer reading; there will be no written assignment or test. We expect our students to be active contributors to this discussion. Each student is required to have a print/paper copy of the chosen book present at the book discussion. Students are expected to have registered for their choice of a Summer Reading book by Friday, April 22, at 11:59 PM. Remember that each book is limited to the first 15 students who select that title. 

What kind of books are on the list:

There are over seventy-five titles on the summer reading list for students grades 9-12 from a variety of genres. Each book was recommended by a faculty member. Some books are only recommended for upperclassmen due to their subject matter. We encourage students to share their choice with their parents so that all family members are comfortable and excited about the title chosen.

What incoming 8th graders should know:

Incoming 8th-grade students will read Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong, a non-fiction title that recounts the attempt of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew to reach the South Pole and cross Antarctica. This book will be used during the Summer Enrichment Program, and all requirements will be completed BEFORE the start of the school year. Students who do not attend Summer Enrichment will be given the reading guide for their independent use during the summer.

It's time to get excited about Summer Reading, Crusaders!

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