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2018 Summer Reading Choices
Required Reading & Assignment for 9th Grade English
The assignment: Choose at least TWO books from the 9th Grade Summer Reading Choices List to read.
At the end of the summer, you will need to write a letter to your English Teacher, Gretchen Nordleaf Nelson. This letter is a great way to introduce yourself and talk about your favorite book you read over the summer.
Choose ONE of the books and tell her what you liked about the book you read – or what you didn’t like. This letter should be about 200 words long and emailed to her at email@example.com or delivered in person on the first day of school.
Your first class project for English is going to involve your summer reading book so the more details you put in your letter the more fun you will have with your first project!
Required Reading for 9th Grade Holistic Health
All students enrolled in 9th Grade Holistic Health are required to read Siddhartha, by Hermann Hess, during the summer.
Call Number: F Hes
Publication Date: 1981-12-01
A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?