For the summer of 2018, we challenge the MS Students to expand their reading horizon by reading books from the SUMMER READING RECOMMENDED LISTS or from their local libraries and bookstores that achieve three goals. Students who report back to the MS Library in the fall that demonstrate meeting all these goals will receive certificates and gifts. Details of the challenge and an example are:
For the past month, Grade 8 students have been reading and discussing works by authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Along with their own individual works, the authors co-wrote the award-winning All American Boys that deals with police brutality from the alternative voices of the victim, Rashad, and a witness, Quinn. Jason spoke honestly about his experiences as a black man from an economically disadvantaged community while Brendan talked about learning to recognize the privileges - and responsibilities - he has as a white man in this country.