UMHS Summer Reading 2021

for incoming and current UMHS students

Requirements for Summer Reading 2021

Every UMHS student is required to choose one of the books for their grade level or to follow the specific directions for the course they are entering in the Fall.

Assignments are given for each grade level or course listed. Please click on the image to find the expectations and assignment.

Students are certainly encouraged to read additional books of their choice that are not on the list OR multiple titles from the grade level's list. This, however, is not a requirement.


Upon their return to school, students will engage in small and large group discussion focused on their book of choice. Teachers will also utilize the summer reading titles as an opportunity to gain a sense of students' writing ability as they are assigned writing activities linked to the title they have read.

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Students enrolled in the AP courses or Gifted Literacy, complete the assignments below instead of the grade level assignments.

Local Bookshops Where You Can Order Online:

Harriet’s Bookshop

Hakim’a Bookstore

Uncle Bobbie’s

The Black Reserve Bookstore

Brave New Worlds

The Upper Moreland Free Public Library...

also has many titles that you can access digitally. Information regarding how to access these digital titles can be find on the Library's website at

Many e-books and e-audiobooks are available through OverDrive and the Libby app, hoopla, and Freading.


Families are encouraged to work with their student to choose a book title that is consistent with any concerns that they may have regarding language or plot developments that are inconsistent with their family values. Some of the book titles offered do include profanity and adult themes.