Shepaug Summer Reading
Information for Students in Grades 6 - 12
"American Born Chinese" - Our Summer 2020 All-School Read!
American Born Chinese was the winner of the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit."
Learn more about this book at: America.gov
Visit the author's website at: Gene Yang
Summer Reading Expectations
- Read and enjoy American Born Chinese. Discussions will take place in the fall; no written work is required over the summer. A creative assignment will be given in your Language Arts class, and discussions will take place when we return to school.
- Read a second book of your choice. Explore! Try a new genre! Challenge yourself or just escape into a comfortable classic. Find recommendations by clicking on the red button below. And don't forget that eBooks and audiobooks are available on Overdrive!
- When we return to school, students will be asked to connect their free-choice summer reading to one of the Shepaug Learner Outcomes (Core Values and Guiding Beliefs). Textual evidence will be required to support your connection, so you may want to take brief notes as you read. You will also be able to bring your book to class for reference.
The Shepaug Learner Outcomes are as follows: Engaging in the Creative Process, Solving Problems, Defending Conclusions and Judgments, and Answering a Call to Citizenship.
Explore digital books on Overdrive!
Click here for Overdrive download instructions.
Note: Students can log into Overdrive using their student ID numbers. If you experience any technical difficulties, please email Joan Temple or Adrienne Pelletier for assistance:
Additional Sources of Free Digital Books
Check out the virtual programs and borrowing opportunities available at our public libraries this summer!
All of our town libraries also offer fun online summer programs. Check their websites often!
Sherman Library will also have copies of American Born Chinese, and their librarians are ready to help our Sherman students find some fantastic young adult books for free-choice reading. Be sure to visit!
Click here to learn more about Burnham Library, Main Street, Bridgewater.
Gunn Memorial Library
Click here to learn more about Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington.
Minor Memorial Library
Click here to learn more about Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury.