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One School, One Question 2016: English Department Selection
“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” Zora Neale Hurston
Likewise, there are books that ask questions, and books that answer. For SHC’s community summer reading, the English Department has chosen three books. While students are required to select just one of the three books to read, the school’s summer reading will be unified by one question: What makes a life worth living? Each of these books asks and answers this question in its own unique way, as will you.
Expect to participate in multiple class discussions on your selected reading beginning the first week of school; other assessments may include projects and/or in-class writing also during the first week of school. While you are welcome to read your chosen book in any format, please plan on bringing the book and annotations to class in August.
- All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
- The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore