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Summer reading

Our Summer Reading Program exists to promote the joy of reading and to extend student learning beyond the school year.

Entering Grade 9

Incoming Grade 9 students should read Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi.

If you are a returning student, your Grade 8 English teacher will be giving the book to you; students new to ASL may pick up a copy from the admissions office or may choose to purchase the book on their own. It is a Canons Edition and easily obtainable. We hope that you will also enjoy other reading adventures this summer; you may like to make choices from the HS Summer Reading List or come up with selections of your own. Enjoy a good read!

Entering Grade 10

Incoming Grade 10 students should read Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen.

If you are a returning student, your Grade 9 English teacher will be giving the book to you; students new to ASL may pick up a copy from the admissions office or may choose to purchase the book on their own. It is a One Edition and easily obtainable. We hope that you will also enjoy other reading adventures this summer; you may like to make choices from the HS Summer Reading List or come up with selections of your own. Enjoy a good read!

Entering Grades 11 or 12

We encourage our students to read as much and as widely as they can over the summer. At the electives level, students will be expected to have read at least two books of their choice over their summer vacation. This year, students and faculty have made suggestions of books they love. Those suggestions can be found here.