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BHS Summer 2020 Summer Reading Letter

Branford Public Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Although this school year has presented us with challenges that we could never have imagined back in September, your children have worked hard to improve as readers this year. Now, perhaps more than ever, summer provides a great opportunity for students to pursue reading opportunities that interest them while allowing them to practice all that they learned throughout the year. In keeping with our philosophy that summer reading should help maintain students’ reading skills and strategies while fostering their love of reading, Branford High School has not set a specific reading list for those students who are registered for standard level English classes during the 2020-2021 school year . We want students to read what interests and engages them.

We know that many parents/guardians find it helpful when a list of recommended books is provided. Therefore, we are including a few websites that have reading lists of titles appropriate for high school students. Please note that these are not required book lists; they are intended only as a resource. English teachers are more than happy to provide students with guidance on genres and titles and can be reached via school email.

This summer, the Blackstone Library is hosting a summer reading quest that allows students of all ages or families to participate in weekly reading, writing, and creative challenges. If you would like more information on this, please visit the Blackstone Library website. https://www.blackstone.lioninc.org/news-events/blackstone-summer-reading-quest/

Finally, students can access E books through the Blackstone Library’s Simply E app, a new e-reader app that allows you to search for, download and read e-books from various library resources all in one place, as well as the Hoopla app, which can be downloaded on your mobile device.

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education. We hope that you have a happy and healthy summer!

The BHS English Department.

Please check out our book recommendations here!

Blackstone Library Suggested Reading List for High School Students

Barnes and Noble Best Young Adult Books of 2019

Publishers Weekly - 2019 Best Young Adult Books

2020 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

Goodreads 2019 Best Young Adult Fiction