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It’s Finally Summer – Time to Read!

The BFS English Department and Libraries have shared their required (for grades 5-12) and suggested summer reading lists for students in all grades, preschool to 12.  Books for the required reading were given already to students in their classes. Newly enrolled students have receive copies of their books through the Enrollment Office.

Following are the titles and authors for the Required Reading (These are Sept. 2017 grades):

Grade 5:  Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Grade 6:  Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Grade 7:  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Grade 8:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Grade 9:  The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Grade 10: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grade 11: The Sons by Franz Kafka

Grade 12: 1984 by George Orwell

English Department Letter about Middle School Reading (with guided questions)
English Department Letter about Upper School Reading (with guided questions)

Glossary and Concepts for 9th Grade Reading of The Chosen

Suggested reading lists may be reached by clicking the links below (These are Sept. 2017 grades):



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

Upper School (9-12)