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Summer Reading and Course Work

Below are the Summer Reading lists, Reading Guides, and required summer work for some Spanish and Math courses.

When you return in the fall, you will begin working with your summer reading immediately. Within the first several days of school, you will be required to take a test or write a paper on your assigned books and to discuss or write about them in class. Your teacher in each of your courses will determine the form of assessment, and your work with your summer reading will count as part of your first quarter grade.

Beginning May 3, 2022, summer reading books may be purchased at St. Sebastian's online academic bookstore:
 
stsebs.ecampus.com


All-School Read

Fidelity (Five Stories) by Wendell Berry  
(ISBN: 9781640090750)

Summer Reading Guide
  


Spanish

Spanish AP Language & Culture (4AP), Spanish AP Literature (5AP), and Spanish 6H students will receive their readings from Mr. Moore or Mrs. Goldstein.


Mathematics

There is Summer Review required for students entering the following courses. Note the second row contains the answer key which you are encouraged to use.

Algebra 2 or Algebra 2H | PreCalculus H or PreCalculus Accelerated | Trig/Stats | BC Calculus

Algebra 2 Key | PreCalculus Key | Trig/Stats Key |
 


Grade 7

English

Summer Reading Guide 
Holes by Louis Sachar (ISBN: 9780440414803)
How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids by Thomas Foster  (ISBN: 9780062200853)  

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Power of the Powerless by Christopher De Vinck (ISBN: 9780824519742)

History

Summer Reading Guide
Great Hurricane of 1938 by Cherie Burns (ISBN: 9780802142542)
 


Grade 8

English

Summer Reading Guide 
Required: The Pearl by Steinbeck (ISBN: 9780140177374) 

In addition, choose one of the following:

  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles (ISBN: 9780743253970) 
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (ISBN: 9780486400778)
  • The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien (ISBN: 9780547928227)
Religion

Summer Reading Guide
Bronze Bow by Speare (ISBN: 9780395137192)

History

Summer Reading Guide
Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (ISBN: 9780312644291)
 


Grade 9

English 

Summer Reading Guide
Unbroken by Hillenbrand (ISBN: 9780385742528)

Freshman Writing

Summer Reading Guide
Born a Crime: Stories from a S. African Childhood  by Trevor Noah (ISBN: 9780399588198)  

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx (ISBN: 9780743269742)
 


Grade 10

English 

Summer Reading Guide
1984 by George Orwell (ISBN: 9780451524935) 

Religion

Summer Reading Guide 
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (ISBN: 9780385531863)

History

MEH H (Modern European History Honors)
Summer Reading Guide
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (ISBN: 9780449213940)

Mod Eu Hist (Modern European History)
Summer Reading Guide
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (ISBN: 9780449213940)
 


Grade 11

English 

English 11 & Honors
Required:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest  by Ken Kesey (ISBN: 9780143105022)

      Optional reading:

  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines (ISBN: 9780375702709)
  • There There by Tommy Orange (ISBN: 9780525436140)

Summer Reading Guides for English 11 & Honors: 

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (ISBN: 9780060652937)

History

U.S. History & U.S. History Honors
Summer Reading Guide
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (ISBN: 9780345348104)

U.S. History AP
Summer Reading Guide
April 1865 by Jay Winik (ISBN: 9780060899684)
U.S. History Preparing for the AP Exam by Perfection Learning. (ISBN: 9781690305507).

Read Chapters 1-3.


Grade 12

English 

Eng 12H Honors
Summer Reading Guide
The Road by McCarthy (ISBN: 9780307387899)

Eng Lng AP (AP Language & Composition)
Summer Reading Guide 
Choose ONE

  • Growing Up by Russell Baker (ISBN: 9780451168382) 
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (ISBN: 9780684842677)

Eng CW AP (AP Creative Writing)
Summer Reading Guide 
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth (ISBN: 9780679748267)

Eng Lit AP (AP Literature & Composition) 
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy (ISBN: 9780198748847)
(Students will receive Reading Guide from Mr. Lynch)

Senior Writing  
Summer Reading Guide
Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (ISBN: 9780316017930)

Religion 12

Summer Reading Guide
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt (ISBN: 9780679728221)

History

Gov't AP (U.S. Government AP)
Summer Reading Guide
Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin (ISBN: 9781476795928)

Adv. Hist H (Advanced Topics: US and the World in the 20th Century)
Summer Reading Guide
One Minute to Midnight by Michael Dobbs (ISBN: 9781400078912)