Incoming Grade 9 students should read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. All incoming Grade 10 students should read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Both returning and new students will be responsible for acquiring their own copy of the text (paperback). Or, families can contact Karen Field or Christopher Moore if they would like to discuss free options for digital and e-texts.
In the opening days and weeks of the school year, we will be discussing, writing, and sharing our reactions and favorite passages. We look forward to those conversations as they will set the stage for our work with various skills and themes during the school year.
We encourage all students to read extensively throughout the summer. We hope you might enjoy one or a few of the suggested titles on the list of faculty and student recommended books compiled by ASL’s Mellon Library. Or, come up with selections of your own.