St. Petersburg Catholic High School Summer Reading 2017
Summer Reading 2017
"Dignity of the Human Being"
(The books may be found at your public library or on Amazon for download.)
Disclaimer: Parents are advised that some of the books may contain mature language and themes; whenever possible, parents and students are encouraged to read and discuss the contents of these books together.
All students are required to read the following Document of Lasting Contribution:
VISIT TO THE JOINT SESSION OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS
ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Multi-media: Please watch Pope Francis' TED talk "Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone"
In addition to Pope Francis' address, Grades 9 and 10 will read:
Non-Fiction: Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario (Young Adult edition)
Poetry: Prospective Immigrants Please Note by Adrienne Rich
Multi-media: Please watch Pulitzer Prize winning writer Sonia Nazario's TED talk on immigration.
In addition to Pope Francis' address, Grades 11 and 12 will read:
Non-Fiction: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Poetry: Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes
Multi-media: Please watch human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson's TED talk on the United States' justice system.
As you read these selections, please have the applicable Information Gathering guide available to make notations. The guides may be downloaded here.