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Incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students are required to read at least one book over the summer. Students in AP and Honors classes have an additional book(s) they also need to read. Students will participate in a book talk discussion with other English classes at the beginning of the term.


Students should read their book(s) before the first day of school and be prepared to discuss their books with other students in English class..


Summer reading is about holding a book in your hands. Summer reading is about kicking off shoes, staying up much too late, reading all day with no one caring that’s what you’re doing. It’s about rushing through one to get to the next or lingering as long as you want. It’s about vicarious experiences that let us become a girl in an attic, a boy in the wilderness, a kite runner in a far-away land. And that type of reading begins with personal choice.

Kylene Beers, 2014


  • ALL MHS students read one book.
  • ALL AP and Honors English students read an additional book(s) in preparation for discussion and an essay to start the school year. See AP/Honors book assignments.

NameAscending SortJob TitlePhoneContact
Covert, Diane Department Chair: ELL/English 847-949-2200 Ext. 1433
Gorman, Stacey Director of Curriculum 847-949-2200 Ext. 1592

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