Summer Reading 2011
Books on the 2011 Summer Reading Lists are shelved in a special section of the NSTHS Library. Summer reading list books may be checked out for the summer and renewed, if necessary, in September. Ask the librarian for assistance in locating the books.
The following document contains Noblenet links to titles in our 2011 Summer Reading List. Noblenet is short for “North of Boston Library Exchange”. Noblenet is a database of library holdings (books, CD’s, DVD’s MP3, etc.) from 28 participating area libraries. Several of the communities that participate in Noblenet are also part of the NSTH sending districts. These include Beverly, Danvers, Gloucester, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott.
If your local library does not have the Summer Reading Book (or any other book) you are looking for, they can request it for you from a participating library. In a couple of days it will be delivered to your local library where you can then pick it up and return it when you are done. Some of the titles are available in book form only, and others, as indicated, are available on either CD or Playaway (MP3). Many of the Summer Reading Books are available in Eaudiobook format which can be downloaded directly to your computer and even transferred to an Ipod.
Tuesdays with Morrie / Mitch Albom
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Read ch 1-11: complete writing assignment before returning to school
Honors grade 10:
Read the required text above and The Color of Water, James McBride
The Alchemist, Coelho
Honors Grade 11:
Read the required text above, and selections from Mythology, Edith Hamilton:
Chapter 1: The Gods
Chapter 3: How the World and Mankind Were Created
Chapter 13: The Trojan War
Chapter 14: The Fall of Troy
Chapter 18: The Royal House of Thebes
Complete the mythology packet before returning to school.
Choose one of the following:
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Honors Grade 12:
Choose one of the selections above and A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Complete the writing assignment before returning to school.