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Список для летнего чтения

Middle School Summer Reading 2024

Список из 4 пунктов.

  • Учащиеся, поступающие в шестой класс

    Не в себе Шэрон Дрейпер
    ISBN: 978-1416971719

    Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her because she cannot communicate with them. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow. For students, this engrossing  novel explores the power of language and communication.
  • Учащиеся, поступающие в седьмой класс

    Аутсайдеры автор С.Э. Хинтон
    ISBN-10: 014240733X

    Действие романа происходит в Оклахоме в 1960-х годах. В этом классическом романе о наступлении совершеннолетия рассказывается история Понибоя Кертиса, молодого члена банды под названием Greasers. У "жирных" давняя вражда с "соксами", бандой богатых детей. Понибой любит своих товарищей, но иногда ему трудно вписаться в их суровую репутацию. Когда стычка с Соками заканчивается неудачей, Понибой и его друг Джонни должны быстро принять несколько решений, чтобы выжить. Этот текст познакомит учащихся с темой года "Человек и общество" и предложит им изучить ряд тем, включая развитие идентичности, что значит быть "чужаком" и как отдельные персонажи формируются и формируются обществом. 

  • Учащиеся, поступающие в восьмой класс - английский язык 8

    Select one of the novel choices below as your main summer read. Please also read the short story and poem that are linked at the bottom.

    Ожидается, что учащиеся будут тщательно аннотировать и искать сходства между текстами. Когда начнутся занятия в школе, мы напишем сочинение о летних чтениях.

    A: Солдатский секрет Шейла Соломон Класс
    ISBN: 978-0805097399
    Когда в 1775 году колонии вступили в войну с англичанами, Дебора хотела принять в ней участие. Не видя другого выхода, она переоделась в мужскую форму и больше года служила в Континентальной армии, скрывая свою личность от сослуживцев. Основанный на реальной жизни героини Деборы Сэмпсон, этот захватывающий роман вводит читателя в путешествие женщины на мужской войне. Для учащихся этот напряженный текст хорошо сочетается с беседами об идентичности, самоопределении, нелинейной структуре сюжета и тематическом письме. 

    B: Страшная нация Джастина Айрленд
    ISBN: 978-0062570604
    Джейн МакКин родилась за два дня до того, как нежить начала ходить по полям сражений в Геттисберге, штат Пенсильвания, срывая Войну между штатами и навсегда меняя нацию. Сможет ли Джейн помочь спасти то, что осталось от Соединенных Штатов? Захватывающий и ужасающий, этот роман - потрясающее видение Америки на краю пропасти, на взрывоопасном перекрестке, где сталкиваются раса, человечность и выживание. Для студентов этот увлекательный текст хорошо сочетается с беседами о системном расовом угнетении, классовости, феминизме и о том, как авторы используют обстановку для создания настроения в сюжете.

    Короткая история 
    "Мое первое свободное лето" Джулии Альварес (вопросы и задания по выбору)
    Даже при самых благоприятных обстоятельствах оставить кого-то или что-то позади может быть трудно. В этих мемуарах Джулия Альварес сталкивается с болью отъезда со своей родины, даже осознавая опасность остаться. Для студентов эта страшная и историческая история послужит уроком причинно-следственных связей в тексте, а также характеристикой.
    "Мы носим маски" Пола Лоуренса Данбара

    Счастливого чтения!
  • Учащиеся, поступающие в восьмой класс - История 8

    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi 
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    ISBN-13: 978-0316453691

    Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds with research from renowned author Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas—and on ways you can identify and stamp out racist thoughts, leading to a better future.
Летнее чтение в верхней школе

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  • Students Entering Ninth Grade - English I: Literature of Identity

    Please select one of the novel choices below as your summer read.

    Students are expected to read carefully and look for elements in the text that align with the course theme of “Literature of Identity.” When school starts, we will write a piece about the summer reading. 

    A. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    ISBN: 978-1442408937

    This coming-of-age novel takes place in 1987 in El Paso Texas. The publisher’s synopsis: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship — the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.” Since its publication in 2012, the novel has earned the Pura Belpre Award, the Printz Honor, the Stonewall Award, and the Lambda Literary Award, and is on Time’s list of 100 Best YA Books of All Time.

    Content Warning: This coming-of-age novel contains a few scenes with alcohol and drug use, references to violence, and a transphobic character. 

    B. Gather by Kenneth Cadow
    ISBN: 9781536234183

    From Commonsensemedia.org: Rural Vermont 10th grader Ian is dealing with a lot as the big hairy dog he names GATHER wanders into his life on what's left of the farm that's been in his family for generations. Ian's father, irresponsible in the best of times, has deserted the family. His beloved grandfather, who shares his love of the land with Ian, has recently died; his grandmother has moved out of state for her health. This leaves Ian and his now-single mom devastated, and following a work injury she falls into drug use. They have no money, the roof leaks, the phone's cut off, the tires are bald, and they're living on soup from the food bank. Ian dreams of getting the ruined farm back to its former glory, but he's barely keeping it together day to day. The teen's determination to keep them together serves as a moral compass as forces beyond his control threaten to take away the land and heritage he loves -- and also brings people together to protect them both. Which is good, because they need it.

    C. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 
    ISBN: 9780374304904

    From NationalBook.org: This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.
  • Учащиеся, поступающие в десятый класс Английский язык II: мировая литература

    V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    DC Comics
    ISBN: 978-1779511195

    В своем графическом романе " V for Vendetta" Алан Мур побуждает читателей проанализировать фашизм и анархизм, чтобы определить свое идеальное общество. Уделяя особое внимание деталям, Мур делится повествованием, которое сосредоточено на его главном герое, Ви, побуждая читателя задаться вопросом о морали Ви. В сочетании с социальным повествованием, тщательным вниманием к графическим деталям, символическим выбором персонажей и сюжета, "V for Vendetta" служит социальным комментарием к Англии конца 20-го века.

    Студенты должны будут тщательно аннотировать следующие элементы по ходу чтения:
    • моменты AHA
    • Конфликт
    • Человек против самого себя
    • Личность против общества
    • Надежда
    • Мощный символ
    По возвращении в Бакли студентам будет предложено написать сочинение-рассуждение.
  • Students taking AP English Language and Composition, American Literature & Advanced Studies in American Literature

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
    ISBN: 978-0374531386

    Joan Didion is considered to be the quintessential chronicler of California, documenting the beauty and chaos of the state—and often focusing on Southern California.  Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of some of her best essays about the state in the 1960s.  She was also in the forefront of the “New Journalism” literary movement.  The New Journalists infused reportage with their personal experiences in order to reach a greater truth. As Didion said, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means.”

    You can also watch the Netflix documentary about Didion, The Center Will Not Hold.

  • Студенты, поступающие на факультет "Женщины в драматической литературе

    Я говорю только о катарсисе " Аби Носрати 
    ISBN: 979-8-88504-918-4 

    В I Only Speak Catharsis, author Abi Nosrati (a Buckley alum) explores the intersection of inner and outer human identity. She looks inside the struggles of love, friendship, and pain; how we humans live in this wonderful way that is tragically beautiful. In this book of poetry lovingly crafted, she shares the story of the relationships she has experienced or observed in the world around her. Abi’s poetry deals with current issues faced by young people: self-confidence, peer pressure, societal expectations, body image, sexual identity, etc. These issues are eloquently and creatively expressed through the written word, where Abi embeds equity and inclusion within the framework of her creative verse.

    Студенты должны будут тщательно аннотировать следующие элементы по ходу чтения:
    • моменты AHA
    • Конфликт
    • Человек против самого себя
    • Hope/hopelessness
    • Powerful Symbols and metaphors
    • Assimilation
    • Gender 
    По возвращении в Бакли студентам будет предложено написать сочинение-рассуждение.
  • Students taking Latin American Literature

    Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
    ISBN: 978-0802160935

    To fulfill his mother’s dying wish, Juan Preciado travels to Comala to find Pedro Páramo, the father he never knew.  What he finds is a ghost town—literally and figuratively.  Rulfo tells Juan’s and Pedro’s stories in a non-linear fashion, jumping between the past and present.  Pedro Páramo is considered one of the greatest works in Latin-American literature, a seminal piece of magical realism, and a source of inspiration for the most acclaimed Latin-American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.  A filmed adaptation will premiere on Netflix later this year. 
  • Students taking Science Fiction Literature

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    ISBN: 978-0345418913

    Arthur Dent finds his house being demolished so a new road can be built.  Before that can happen, the Vogons demolish Earth to make way for a hyperspace freeway.  Arthur is saved by a friendly space alien—and so begins Arthur’s adventures in the galaxy.  Considered one of the best and funniest science fiction books since its publication in 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is also a biting satire of our world. 
    Just remember, when reading the novel, know where your towel is and “Don’t Panic”!
  • Students Taking Advanced Studies: The Rhetoric of Climate Change

    Students must read one of the following.

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 
    ISBN: 978-0307476074

    At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

    Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. 

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    ISBN: 978-0385486804

    Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

    Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding—and not an ounce of sentimentality. Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's storytelling blaze through every page.