• 进入六年级的学生

    ISBN: 978-1416971719

    Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her because she cannot communicate with them. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow. For students, this engrossing  novel explores the power of language and communication.
  • 进入七年级的学生

    局外人》(The Outsiders作者:S.E. Hinton
    ISBN-10: 014240733X

    这部经典的成长小说以20世纪60年代的俄克拉荷马州为背景,讲述了小马哥柯蒂斯的故事,他是一个名为 "油腻子 "帮派的年轻成员。绿皮人与富家子弟组成的帮派有长期的竞争关系。小马哥喜欢他的绿帮成员,但有时他很难适应他们的强硬声誉。当与Socs帮发生冲突时,小马哥和他的朋友约翰尼必须做出一些快速决定才能生存。这篇课文将向学生介绍今年的主题,即 "个人与社会",并要求学生探索一系列的主题,包括身份的发展,作为一个 "局外人 "意味着什么,以及个人角色如何塑造社会和被社会所塑造。 

  • 进入八年级的学生--英语8

    Select one of the novel choices below as your main summer read. Please also read the short story and poem that are linked at the bottom.


    A: 士兵的秘密 作者:Sheila Solomon Klass

    B: 恐惧国度 作者:Justina Ireland

    朱莉娅-阿尔瓦雷斯的 "我的第一个自由夏天"(问题和活动是可选的)
    即使在最好的情况下,离开某人或某事也是困难的。 在这本回忆录中,朱莉娅-阿尔瓦雷斯面临着离开祖国的痛苦,即使她意识到留下的危险。对学生来说,这个令人痛心的历史故事教给他们文本中的因果关系以及人物塑造。

  • 进入八年级的学生--历史8

    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi 
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    ISBN-13: 978-0316453691

    Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds with research from renowned author Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas—and on ways you can identify and stamp out racist thoughts, leading to a better future.


  • Students Entering Ninth Grade - English I: Literature of Identity

    Please select one of the novel choices below as your summer read.

    Students are expected to read carefully and look for elements in the text that align with the course theme of “Literature of Identity.” When school starts, we will write a piece about the summer reading. 

    A. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    ISBN: 978-1442408937

    This coming-of-age novel takes place in 1987 in El Paso Texas. The publisher’s synopsis: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship — the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.” Since its publication in 2012, the novel has earned the Pura Belpre Award, the Printz Honor, the Stonewall Award, and the Lambda Literary Award, and is on Time’s list of 100 Best YA Books of All Time.

    Content Warning: This coming-of-age novel contains a few scenes with alcohol and drug use, references to violence, and a transphobic character. 

    B. Gather by Kenneth Cadow
    ISBN: 9781536234183

    From Commonsensemedia.org: Rural Vermont 10th grader Ian is dealing with a lot as the big hairy dog he names GATHER wanders into his life on what's left of the farm that's been in his family for generations. Ian's father, irresponsible in the best of times, has deserted the family. His beloved grandfather, who shares his love of the land with Ian, has recently died; his grandmother has moved out of state for her health. This leaves Ian and his now-single mom devastated, and following a work injury she falls into drug use. They have no money, the roof leaks, the phone's cut off, the tires are bald, and they're living on soup from the food bank. Ian dreams of getting the ruined farm back to its former glory, but he's barely keeping it together day to day. The teen's determination to keep them together serves as a moral compass as forces beyond his control threaten to take away the land and heritage he loves -- and also brings people together to protect them both. Which is good, because they need it.

    C. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 
    ISBN: 9780374304904

    From NationalBook.org: This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.
  • 进入十年级的学生 英语II:世界文学

    V for Vendettaby Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    DC Comics
    ISBN: 978-1779511195

    通过他的漫画小说《V for Vendetta》,艾伦-摩尔引发了他的读者对法西斯主义和无政府主义的分析,以确定其理想社会。通过对细节的具体关注,摩尔分享了一个以他的主角V为中心的叙述,促使读者质疑V的道德。结合社会叙事、对图形细节的复杂关注,以及象征性的人物和情节选择,《V for Vendetta》成为对20世纪末英国的社会评论。

    • AHA时刻
    • 冲突
    • 人与自己的关系
    • 个人与社会
    • 希望
    • 强大的象征
  • Students taking AP English Language and Composition, American Literature & Advanced Studies in American Literature

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
    ISBN: 978-0374531386

    Joan Didion is considered to be the quintessential chronicler of California, documenting the beauty and chaos of the state—and often focusing on Southern California.  Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of some of her best essays about the state in the 1960s.  She was also in the forefront of the “New Journalism” literary movement.  The New Journalists infused reportage with their personal experiences in order to reach a greater truth. As Didion said, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means.”

    You can also watch the Netflix documentary about Didion, The Center Will Not Hold.

  • 戏剧文学中的女性学生入学

    阿比-诺斯拉蒂的《 我只说宣泄》。 
    ISBN: 979-8-88504-918-4 

    I Only Speak Catharsis, author Abi Nosrati (a Buckley alum) explores the intersection of inner and outer human identity. She looks inside the struggles of love, friendship, and pain; how we humans live in this wonderful way that is tragically beautiful. In this book of poetry lovingly crafted, she shares the story of the relationships she has experienced or observed in the world around her. Abi’s poetry deals with current issues faced by young people: self-confidence, peer pressure, societal expectations, body image, sexual identity, etc. These issues are eloquently and creatively expressed through the written word, where Abi embeds equity and inclusion within the framework of her creative verse.

    • AHA时刻
    • 冲突
    • 人与自己的关系
    • Hope/hopelessness
    • Powerful Symbols and metaphors
    • Assimilation
    • Gender 
  • Students taking Latin American Literature

    Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
    ISBN: 978-0802160935

    To fulfill his mother’s dying wish, Juan Preciado travels to Comala to find Pedro Páramo, the father he never knew.  What he finds is a ghost town—literally and figuratively.  Rulfo tells Juan’s and Pedro’s stories in a non-linear fashion, jumping between the past and present.  Pedro Páramo is considered one of the greatest works in Latin-American literature, a seminal piece of magical realism, and a source of inspiration for the most acclaimed Latin-American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.  A filmed adaptation will premiere on Netflix later this year. 
  • Students taking Science Fiction Literature

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    ISBN: 978-0345418913

    Arthur Dent finds his house being demolished so a new road can be built.  Before that can happen, the Vogons demolish Earth to make way for a hyperspace freeway.  Arthur is saved by a friendly space alien—and so begins Arthur’s adventures in the galaxy.  Considered one of the best and funniest science fiction books since its publication in 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is also a biting satire of our world. 
    Just remember, when reading the novel, know where your towel is and “Don’t Panic”!
  • Students Taking Advanced Studies: The Rhetoric of Climate Change

    Students must read one of the following.

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 
    ISBN: 978-0307476074

    At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

    Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. 

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    ISBN: 978-0385486804

    Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

    Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding—and not an ounce of sentimentality. Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's storytelling blaze through every page.