Friday, June 12, 2009

BHS Summer Reading Program Offers Staff Selections


The Burlington High School Summer Reading Program strives to present relevant and interesting literature to encourage reading for pleasure. Each staff recommendation contains a link to Amazon where you can find more information about each title. Check back as this list continues to expand.

There will be ongoing opportunities for students and staff to provide feedback on particluar titles on the BHS Blog during the Summer. Book lists will also be available at the Burlington Town Library and Barnes and Noble.


Administration Recommends
Principal Larkin
A Whole New Mind - Daniel H. Pink
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson


The Library Recommends
Ms. DiSanto
The Book Thief - by Markus Suzak
The Great and Terrible Beauty - by Libba Bray
The Uglies - by Scott Westerfield
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - by Ishmael Beah

Mrs. Rielly
The Truth About Forever - by Sarah Dessen


Social Studies Department Recommends
Mr. Saxon
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Mrs. Carey
Little Women - by Louisa May-Alcott
Gone With the Wind - by Margaret Mitchell
The United States Constitution : a Graphic Adaptation - by Jonathan Hennessey
Witch Child - by Celia Rees
Fever 1793 - by Laurie Halse Anderson
Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 - by Elisa Lynn Carbone


Health Department Recommends
Ms. Doughty

Mr. Jackling
Into The Wild - by Jon Krakauer

Foreign Language Department Recommends
Mrs. DeBellis
A Mist of Prophecies - by Steven Saylor
Pompeii - by Robert Harris
When I Was Puerto Rican - by Esmerelda Santiago
Enriques Journey - by Sonia Nazario
The Adventures of Pinocchio - by Carlo Collodi,

Science Department Recommends
Mr. Wood
Parasite Rex - by Carl Zimmer
Deadly Feasts - by Richard Rhodes
I, Robot - by Isac Asimov
The Andromeda Strain -by Michael Crichton
October Sky (also called Rocket Boys) - by Homer Hickam
The Genie in the Bottle - by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey Letters from the Mist - by Camilla de La Bedoyere


English Department Recommends
Mr. Calvin

Mr. Conceison
Eleven Seconds - by Travis Roy
A Farewell to Arms - by Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Crossman
Out Stealing Horses - by Per Petterson
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - by Michael Dorris

Mr. Feinsilver
H - by Elizabeth Shepard
Timbuktu - by Paul Austere

Mr. Field
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - by F.S. Fitzgerald
A Lion Called Christian - by Anthony Bourke and John Randall

Mrs. Ford
Friday Night Lights - by H.G. Bissinger
The Eight - by Katherine Neville

Ms. Graham
The Hobbit - by J.R.R. Tolkein
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry - by Billy Collins

Ms. Hallman
Wise Blood - by Flannery O’Connor
A Prayer for Own Meany - by John Irving

Mrs. Hutchison
Nuclear Winter Wonderland - by Joshua Corin
The Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver

Mrs. Janovitz
In Cold Blood - by Truman Capote
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint - by Brady Udall

Mr. Lally
Atonement - by Ian McEwan
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler - by Italo Calvino

Ms. Lombardo
Ethan Frome - by Edith Wharton
1984 - by George Orwell

Mr. Miller
The Handmaid’s Tale - by Margaret Atwood
Catch 22 - by Joseph Heller

Ms. Netishen
The Fountainhead - by Ayn Rand
The Age of Innocence - by Edith Wharton

Mrs. Rose
Into the Wild - by Jon Krakauer
The Dante Club - by Matthew Pearl

Ms. Scanlon
by Amanda Stuart

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