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Summertime Reading

BBA Summer Reading 2018

Details for summer assignments can be found here.

Students in 10th -12th grade will select a book from the attached reading list. Each book is sponsored by one or more faculty member. When we return to school in the fall there will be a designated campus-wide discussion time when all book groups meet to discuss their books. Sign up for your book here.

A limited number of copies of all books will be available for checkout from the Manchester Community Library as well as for purchase from Northshire Bookstore. In some cases, there are downloadable audiobooks available. If students have any difficulties finding a copy of their book or need help accessing an audio version, they should email Mrs. Putney at

Some Great Summer Reads

Green Mountain Book Awards

This is a student choice award for 9th-12th grade students in the state of Vermont. The 15 nominated books cover a range of genres. All Vermont high school students who read at least 3 of the selections will be eligible to vote for the winner in May. The winner for 2018 was Scythe by Neal Shusterman, which happens to be Mr. Mundt's summer reading selection. We will highlight GMBA nominees throughout the year.

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Instead of attending her homecoming dance, like most of her sixteen year old friends, Grace finds herself giving birth to a daughter. Her decision to place her daughter in an open adoption prompts her to search for her “bio mother.” In the process, Grace learns that she has two half-siblings: Maya and Joaquin. None of them knew the other existed until Grace reaches out to them. This YA novel examines the ties of family and what defines a family through the lens of birth, adoption and fostering.

Borrow books from Manchester Community Library

All Burr and Burton students are eligible for Manchester Community Library (MCL) cards. Bring your BBA ID to the library to sign up for your card. If you are a new student interested in a MCL card, contact Mrs. Putney for assistance.

BBA 2018 Read Harder Challenge Continues...

The BBA 2018 Read Harder Challenge continues through the end of 2018 and PRIZES will be awarded over the summer. It's not too late to join in. You have five months to read six books. Submit your entries here over the summer to be eligible for the monthly prizes. Remember tickets accumulate, so the more you read, the more likely you are to win.Join BBA’s Read Harder Challenge Goodreads group and follow our Pinterest boards for book ideas.

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