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Summer Reading Recommendations for High School Students

High school students, it’s summertime - finally a break from papers, homework, and exams! But don’t let that brain turn to mush over the summer. Instead, bury your nose in one (or all!) of these books that Sewickley Academy librarian Faith Bitterolf and our Senior School Student Book Club have recommended for summer reading for high school students.

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Summer Reading Recommendations for Adults

Our librarian Faith Bitterolf has compiled summer reading recommendations for Sewickley Academy faculty. They also make for perfect adult summer reading! Happy reading!

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Masterminds and Wingmen - Book Review

I decided to read Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, by Rosalind Wiseman, for a variety of reasons. While the school employee in me should probably say that the first reason was because approximately half of the students at SA are boys, that may be a bit disingenuous, as I am also the father of a boy. Regardless, I saw the book as important to read, for insight into the world of boys and young men.

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Young Reader Recommendations: Books That Deal with Race

In December, in the season of top-everything lists, NPR published a recommended list of books that deal with race for young adult readers. The list, which you can view here along with the many comments, piqued the interest of our Middle School English faculty, who know a thing or two about adolescents and how so many of them gravitate to novels about race and racial identities. Their conversation quickly turned into their own list of titles, which is below. Each book on the list offers a perspective into racial identities or race relations that our faculty found were compelling for young adult readers. As with all book lists, it is important to do further research into each title and topic and see if it is a good fit for your reader. If you see a title that you want to know more about, you can start by asking your English teacher!

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