Dear Rising Seniors,

This summer, 你将被要求阅读你所选课程下列出的书. 阅读时,你应该通过注释来记录重要信息。. 这些注释将帮助你在第一周的课堂上完成一篇论文.

If you have any questions, please email me at kmorris@jaymahakalibrass.com.

Enjoy your summer! 
 
Ms. Kathleen Morris
English Department Chairperson
Rising seniors taking Ryken English 12 must read the following book and should annotate while reading to help them with an in-class essay during the first week of school. 

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  • The Agathas - Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

    Last summer, Alice Ogilve’s basketball-star boyfriend Steve dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. 她去了哪里,发生了什么是城堡湾最大的谜团, because she’s not talking. Or it was, at least. 但是现在,史蒂夫的另一个女朋友失踪了:布鲁克·多诺万,爱丽丝的前好朋友. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back. . .

    Enter Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor. Iris has her own reasons for wanting to disappear, though unlike Alice, she doesn’t have the money or the means. That could be changed by the hefty reward Brooke’s grandmother is offering to anyone who can share information about her granddaughter’s whereabouts. The police are convinced Steve is the culprit, but Alice isn’t so sure, and with Iris on her side, she just might be able to prove her theory.

    In order to get the reward and prove Steve’s innocence, they need to figure out who killed Brooke Donovan. 幸运的是,爱丽丝正好有他们需要的东西——阿加莎·克里斯蒂全集. 如果有人能教女孩们如何解开谜团,那就是大师本人了. But the town of Castle Cove holds many secrets, 爱丽丝和艾瑞斯完全不知道她们将要面临多大的危险.
Rising seniors taking English 12 or SJU First-Year Writing must choose TWO of the following books and should annotate while reading to help them with an in-class essay during the first week of classes.

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  • After the Shot Drops - Randy Ribay

    A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, 一个青少年的使命是按照杰森·雷诺兹的传统为他的家人创造更好的生活, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.    

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.

    When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one.
    Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.
  • 《外围博彩平台》作者:奈尔·迪马科,罗伯特·西伯特

    Before becoming the actor, producer, advocate, and model that people know today, 尼尔·迪马科是一对聋人双胞胎中的一半,他们出生在皇后区的一个多代聋人家庭, New York. At the hospital one day after he was born, 奈尔的第一次考试——听力考试——“不及格”,这让他的父母既高兴又兴奋.

    In this moving and engrossing memoir, Nyle shares stories, both heartbreaking and humorous, of what it means to navigate a world built for hearing people. From growing up in a rough-and-tumble childhood in Queens with his big and loving Italian-American family to where he is now, Nyle has always been driven to explore beyond the boundaries given him.

    他是华盛顿著名的聋人大学加劳德特大学数学专业的学生和运动员, DC—Nyle was drawn as a young man to acting, and dove headfirst into the reality show competitions America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars—ultimately winning both competitions.

    Deaf Utopia is more than a memoir, it is a cultural anthem—a proud and defiant song of Deaf culture and a love letter to American Sign Language, Nyle’s primary language. Through his stories and those of his Deaf brothers, parents, and grandparents, Nyle opens many windows into the Deaf experience.

    Deaf Utopia is intimate, suspenseful, hilarious, eye-opening, 这既是一部回忆录,也是一部歌颂聋人文化独特而美丽的作品.
  • How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? – Moustafa Bayoumi

    Arab and Muslim Americans are the new, largely undiscussed “problem” of American society, 他们的生活并不比一个世纪前非洲裔美国人的生活得到更好的理解. Under the cover of the terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the explosion of political violence around the world, a fundamental misunderstanding of the Arab and Muslim American communities has been allowed to fester and even to define the lives of the seven twentysomething men and women whom we meet in this book. Their names are Rami, Sami, Akram, Lina, Yasmin, Omar, and Rasha, and they all live in Brooklyn, New York, 哪个是美国阿拉伯裔美国人最多的地方.

    We meet Sami, an Arab American Christian, who navigates the minefield of associations the public has of Arabs as well as the expectations that Muslim Arab Americans have of him as a marine who fought in the Iraq war. And Rasha, who, along with her parents, sister, and brothers, was detained by the FBI in a New Jersey jail in early 2002. 几个月后,她和她的家人被释放,没有任何解释. As drama of all kinds swirls around them, these young men and women strive for the very things the majority of young adults desire: opportunity, marriage, happiness, and the chance to fulfill their potential. But what they have now are lives that are less certain, and more difficult, than they ever could have imagined: workplace discrimination, warfare in their countries of origin, government surveillance, the disappearance of friends or family, threats of vigilante violence, and a host of other problems that thrive in the age of terror.

    And yet How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? 把他们斗争的素材编织成令人难忘的故事, and very American, story of promise and hope. In prose that is at once blunt and lyrical, Moustafa Bayoumi allows us to see the world as these men and women do, revealing a set of characters and a place that indelibly change the way we see the turbulent past and yet still hopeful future of this country.
  • The Agathas - Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

    Last summer, Alice Ogilve’s basketball-star boyfriend Steve dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. 她去了哪里,发生了什么是城堡湾最大的谜团, because she’s not talking. Or it was, at least. 但是现在,史蒂夫的另一个女朋友失踪了:布鲁克·多诺万,爱丽丝的前好朋友. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back. . .

    Enter Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor. Iris has her own reasons for wanting to disappear, though unlike Alice, she doesn’t have the money or the means. That could be changed by the hefty reward Brooke’s grandmother is offering to anyone who can share information about her granddaughter’s whereabouts. The police are convinced Steve is the culprit, but Alice isn’t so sure, and with Iris on her side, she just might be able to prove her theory.

    In order to get the reward and prove Steve’s innocence, they need to figure out who killed Brooke Donovan. 幸运的是,爱丽丝正好有他们需要的东西——阿加莎·克里斯蒂全集. 如果有人能教女孩们如何解开谜团,那就是大师本人了. But the town of Castle Cove holds many secrets, 爱丽丝和艾瑞斯完全不知道她们将要面临多大的危险.
  • The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue - V.E. Schwab

    A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

    France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

    Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, 一场令人眼花缭乱的冒险将跨越几个世纪和大洲, across history and art, 作为一个年轻的女人,她知道自己能在这个世界上留下多大的印记.

    But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, 艾迪在一个隐蔽的书店偶遇一个年轻人,他记得她的名字.
  • The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead

    埃尔伍德·柯蒂斯将马丁·路德·金博士的话铭记于心:他和任何人一样优秀. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, “智力和道德训练”,使囚犯成为“诚实正直的人”。.

    In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, 在那里,腐败的官员和商人在为外围博彩平台提供物资的交易中生意兴隆, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, 唯一的生存之道就是模仿压迫者的残忍和玩世不恭.

    The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.
  • You've Reached Sam - Dustin Thao

    Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes.

    Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail.

    And Sam picks up the phone.

    事情发生了奇迹般的转变,朱莉得到了第二次告别的机会. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam’s voice makes her fall for him all over again, and with each call it becomes harder to let him go. However, keeping her otherworldly calls with Sam a secret isn’t easy, 尤其是朱莉目睹了山姆一家所经历的痛苦. 不能站在一旁看着他们共同的亲人痛苦, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.
     
Rising seniors taking Literature and Film 12 must choose ONE of the following books and should annotate while reading. In addition, students must watch TWO of the following films and complete the screening review worksheet. Students who are ALSO enrolled in English 12 or SJU First-Year Writing should choose a book that overlaps with their reading requirements for their other class.

Books

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  • After the Shot Drops - Randy Ribay

    A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, 一个青少年的使命是按照杰森·雷诺兹的传统为他的家人创造更好的生活, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.    

    Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.

    When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one.
    Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.
  • The Agathas - Kathleen Glasgow

    Last summer, Alice Ogilve’s basketball-star boyfriend Steve dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. 她去了哪里,发生了什么是城堡湾最大的谜团, because she’s not talking. Or it was, at least. 但是现在,史蒂夫的另一个女朋友失踪了:布鲁克·多诺万,爱丽丝的前好朋友. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back. . .

    Enter Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor. Iris has her own reasons for wanting to disappear, though unlike Alice, she doesn’t have the money or the means. That could be changed by the hefty reward Brooke’s grandmother is offering to anyone who can share information about her granddaughter’s whereabouts. The police are convinced Steve is the culprit, but Alice isn’t so sure, and with Iris on her side, she just might be able to prove her theory.

    In order to get the reward and prove Steve’s innocence, they need to figure out who killed Brooke Donovan. 幸运的是,爱丽丝正好有他们需要的东西——阿加莎·克里斯蒂全集. 如果有人能教女孩们如何解开谜团,那就是大师本人了. But the town of Castle Cove holds many secrets, 爱丽丝和艾瑞斯完全不知道她们将要面临多大的危险.

Films

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Rising seniors taking Advanced Placement Literature must read the following texts and complete their respective assignments.
ASSIGNMENT 1: Poetry Packet

This link provides you with a PDF containing a set of seven short poems. Download the PDF into Notability, read each poem, and annotate them. Focus your annotations on the following:
  • The poem’s use of figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, symbols, allusions), use of rhythm/rhyme and structure, use of narrator’s point of view, and use of comparisons and contrasts.
  • How the above devices contribute to the central theme of each poem
  • 提出问题,澄清混淆的句子,注意重复或对比,或者建立联系
REMEMBER: Annotating is not simply highlighting or underlining words, nor is it merely identifying literary devices. 这是与文章的对话,所以一定要在页边空白处写下你的思考过程. See this example for help.
ASSIGNMENT 2: 选自托马斯·福斯特《体育博彩平台》中的章节.

This link provides you with a full PDF of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

Please read the following chapters:
  • 1. “Every Trip is a Quest”
  • 2. “Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion”
  • 3. “Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires”
  • 5. “Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before?”
  • 10. “It’s More than Just Rain or Snow”
  • 14. “Yes, She’s a Christ Figure, Too”
  • 20. “...So Does Season”
  • 26. “Is He Serious? And Other Ironies”
ASSIGNMENT 3: Choose ONE of the novels listed below. 
  • Use what you have learned from the How to Read Literature Like a Professor chapters to analyze your selected text. The purpose here is to question, analyze, make higher-order thinking connections, and -- most importantly -- to think about how patterns are used.
  • In September, you will be expected to make connections between your independent reading book and How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

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  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.

    塞丝生为奴隶,逃到俄亥俄州,但18年后她仍然没有自由. She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still held captive by memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Meanwhile Sethe’s house has long been troubled by the angry, destructive ghost of her baby, 谁无名死去,谁的墓碑上只刻着一个字:亲爱的.

    Sethe works at beating back the past, 但它却不断地在她的记忆和周围人的生活中被听到和感受到. When a mysterious teenage girl arrives, calling herself Beloved, Sethe’s terrible secret explodes into the present.

    将传奇的幻想力量与历史的无懈可击的真相相结合, 莫里森这部令人难忘的小说是美国文学史上最伟大、最经久不衰的作品之一.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

    这是20世纪40年代的纽约,从鸡尾酒时间到蒂凡尼的早餐,马提尼酒源源不断. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveler, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana in the shock department', and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    一个男人回到了27年前发生过一起令人费解的谋杀案的小镇, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover, and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister.

    然而,如果每个人都知道谋杀会发生,为什么没有人干预,试图阻止它? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial.
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

    黑尔舍姆似乎是一所令人愉快的英国寄宿外围博彩平台,远离城市的影响. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.

    Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.

    Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.
  • Passing by Nella Larsen

    Irene Redfield, the novel's protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent physician, share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. Her work arranging charity balls that gather Harlem's elite creates a sense of purpose and respectability for Irene. 但当她遇到克莱尔·肯德利的那一天,她对这个世界的掌控开始下滑, a childhood friend with whom she had lost touch. Clare—light-skinned, beautiful, and charming—tells Irene how, after her father's death, 她离开了青少年时期的黑人社区,开始冒充白人, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband. As Clare begins inserting herself into Irene's life, Irene is thrown into a panic, terrified of the consequences of Clare's dangerous behavior. 当克莱尔看到她身后的社区充满活力和活力时, 她想回来的强烈愿望可能会粉碎她精心设计的骗局.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

    In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, The Red Shirts have taken control. 上帝被宣布为非法,牧师们被有计划地追捕和杀害. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly “whiskey priest” is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus

    通过一个普通人无意中卷入阿尔及利亚海滩上一场毫无意义的谋杀案的故事, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd."
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

    Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, 珍妮·克劳福德(Janie Crawford)开始做自己——对于30年代的黑人女性来说,这绝非易事. 珍妮对身份的追寻让她经历了三段婚姻,并踏上了寻根之旅.

Xaverian

Established in 1957, Xaverian是由Xaverian兄弟赞助的全国13所外围博彩平台之一.