POTTSTOWN PA – You’re prepping for a lengthy day “down the shore.” Oversized towel? Check. Suntan lotion? Yep. Beach tag? Buy it when you get there. Shades? Don’t leave home without ‘em. And how about something to read …
Well, you can do worse – and probably not much better – than what’s being suggested for Pottsgrove High School students this summer. Library Media Specialist Danielle Small, with the help of several teachers, has again assembled and distributed a vacation reading list for this year’s ninth through 12th graders.
They’re required to complete one or more books. They also must finish accompanying essays, creative projects, infographics or other assignments to explain the value of what they read. Those items are due Sept. 15, and the scores received will represent their first grades in English for the fall semester.
Parents and other adults, of course, are not bound to honor those rules (although Small might applaud the effort if they did).
Instead, older readers can simply select one or more of the 41 books on the summer list (see it in short form below) and do nothing but enjoy them. The wide variety of titles include those on which recent movies are based, some rough-and-tumble fiction, science and math for readers who want to get their geek on, and even a romance novel or two.
Words of warning, though: be careful with that suntan lotion. It can make the pages greasy.
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