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5/24/2013

Summer Reading - Class of 2015 & Class of 2016

 

In preparation for the Veritas Program’s theme for the 2013-14 Academic year, the sophomore and junior classes will read books on recent military conflicts and the impact of war on an individual and society. These works can contain graphic details and language. It is very important for our students to search for truth, and when we can do this with supporting conversations from parents, teachers, and fellow students, our young men can place value and meaning on the experiences of others. We hope that these works begin conversations about the reality of wars in our world and the gratitude that we owe to military men and women. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Academics Office at extension 159.

 

Please read all three works and be ready for a test at the beginning of the school year:

  1. House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
    By: David BellaviaISBN: 1416596607 or 978-1416596608
  2. Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI
    By: Ryan Smithson
       ISBN: 0061664715 or 978-0061664717

  3. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes

By: Marcus Luttrell

ISBN: 0316044695 or 978-0316044691

 

Summer Reading - Class of 2017

ONLY for Honors Composition & Literature

 
     
 

Read all four of the following novellas. Two of the full text versions of the novellas are available online via EBSCO. Campus link can be found on Hermits.com. Click Students, Click Library Research Links, Click on ebook which will take you directly there without the log in. Others are available through ebooks.com.

1) The Pearl by John Steinbeck

2)Anthem by Ayn Rand

3) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
4) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Summer Reading - Class of 2017

Grammar and Composition

Read all four works!

 
     
 

1. The Hunter - Richard Stark
2. Same Kind of Different As Me - Ron Hall & Denver Moore
3. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
4. Triple - Ken Follet

 

 

Summer Reading - AP Literature - Period D

 
     
 

1. The Odyssey - Homer
2. As I Lay Dying- William Faulkner
3. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
4. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
5. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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