Mepham High School Summer Reading Program 2023-2024
“Summer reading is about kicking off shoes, staying up much too late, reading all day with no one caring that’s what you’re doing. It’s about rushing through one to get to the next or lingering as long as you want. It’s about vicarious experiences that let us become a girl in an attic, a boy in the wilderness, a kite runner in a far-away land. And that type of reading begins with personal choice.” - Dr. Kylene Beers: educator, author, and former president of the National Council of Teachers of English
The English Department invites students from all grade levels to select a book of their choice to complete the summer reading assignment this year.
Please select a book that is appropriate for high school. You should not have read this book before, either in class or independently. You can choose fiction or nonfiction novels, graphic novels, or plays. You may also select anthologies that include poetry, essays, short stories, etc.
Please complete the book prior to the first day of school in September. Your English teacher(s) will ask you to write a reflection on your summer reading selection in the beginning of the school year.
Need help finding a book? Check out these links for suggestions: