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Rising 9th Grade

Student engagement with summer reading has been shown through considerable research to be invaluable to overall academic progress.  Summer reading provides students with the opportunity to learn about themes that will be explored in the coming year as well as to discover the types of books that they enjoy reading for pleasure. The books selected for summer reading are chosen based on a variety of factors, including literary merit and student appeal. Literature reflects a multitude of perspectives and offers a safe place to consider a wide range of opinions and life experiences; however, not every book is the right fit for every child. We encourage parents to discuss the available choices with their children, so that students and parents can find books that are a great fit and engage in conversations about reading. Parents who are curious to learn more about titles may seek reviews from their favorite bookseller, Goodreads.com, or Common Sense Media.

The English department will finalize the instructions for the summer reading assignments by April 15, 2019.

Click the image below for a link to the SGIS summer reading site.

 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Every Day by David Levithan

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

 

The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060530945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

American Born Chinese Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312384487
Availability: Backordered
Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

Twisted Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142411841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 15th, 2008

Challenger Deep Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061134142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - April 26th, 2016

Hate List Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316556781
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Every Day Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

Between Shades of Gray Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142420591
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2012

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2014