As this most unique of school years draws to a close, student hearts turn to…summer reading.
Rising 9th graders can select one or more of the intriguing titles included on the Upper School History department’s summer reading list. Students have the opportunity to explore thousands of years of world history – from Nefertiti to Genghis Khan, Samurai warriors to The Knights Templar, from the global history of salt to the Irish Potato Famine. Titles include engaging micro-histories (The Little Ice Age), surveys of material culture (The History of the World in 100 Objects), sweeping biographies (Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World) and historical fiction (The Red Tent), and graphic novel versions of familiar works (The Iliad) and fascinating figures (The Pirate Queen). Scroll through the 9th Grade World History Summer Reading List padlet below to browse available titles.
Rising 9th through 12th grade students can select from an extensive list of novels, plays, memoirs, and non-fiction titles curated by the English department.