亲爱的新生们:
 
This summer, students in the Academy and Honors Programs will be asked to read TWO 下面列出的书. Please review these options with your parents/guardians and use websites like www.commonsensemedia.org 在你做出选择之前先评估一下这些书. While reading, you should keep track of important information and annotate (take notes) in the book(s). These annotations will help you with an in-class essay during the first week of school.

被瑞肯项目录取的学生将被要求阅读 Make Your Bed 从下面的列表和 请填写这张图表 while reading to help with an in-class essay during the first week of school.
 
如果你有任何问题,请发邮件给我 kmorris@386875.com.

Enjoy your summer!
 
Ms. Kathleen Morris
英语系主任

List of 7 items.

  • 一条看不见的线——劳拉·施洛夫

    This inspirational New York Times bestseller chronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. A straightforward tale of kindness and paying it forward in 1980s New York….一个令人振奋的提醒,小举动很重要——kirkus评论.

    停下来根本不是计划的一部分...

    她是曼哈顿一名成功的广告销售代表. 他是一个无家可归的11岁街头乞丐. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. 但后来有什么东西阻止了她,她又回去了. 她继续回去,一次又一次. 多年来,他们几乎每周都见面,建立了一个意想不到的, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.
  • 大流士大帝不好——阿迪布·霍拉姆

    达利斯·凯尔纳克林贡语说得比波斯语好, 他比波斯人更了解霍比特人的社交暗示. 他即将开始他的首次伊朗之行, and it's pretty overwhelming—especially when he's also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, 以及长期缺乏活力的社交生活. In Iran, 他开始了解他那生病但仍然令人敬畏的祖父, 他慈爱的祖母, 第一次见到他妈妈的家人. 他遇到了索拉博,那个改变了一切的邻家男孩.

    Sohrab makes sure people speak English so Darius can understand what's going on. He gets Darius an Iranian National Football Team jersey that makes him feel like a True Persian for the first time. 他明白有时候,最好的朋友不需要说话. 大流士以前从未有过真正的朋友, 但现在他整天和索拉博一起踢足球, 吃玫瑰水冰淇淋, 在他们特别的地方一起坐上几个小时, 俯瞰亚兹迪天际线的屋顶.

    Sohrab calls him Darioush—the original Persian version of his name—and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he's Darioush to Sohrab. When it's time to go home to America, he'll have to find a way to be Darioush on his own.
  • 整理床铺——海军上将威廉。H. McRaven

    如果你想改变世界,就从铺床开始吧.
    2014年5月17日,海军上将威廉. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. 从大学的口号中获得灵感, “从这里开始改变世界," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

    Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. 以他演讲中提出的核心原则为基础, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. 以谦逊和乐观的态度讲述, 这本永恒的书提供了简单的智慧, practical advice, 和鼓励的话,将激励读者实现 more即使在人生最黑暗的时刻.
  • 歌鸟和蛇的歌谣——苏珊娜·柯林斯

    It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. 曾经强大的雪诺家族陷入困境, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, 并且智胜他的同学指导获奖的贡品.

    他的胜算不大. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, 最底层中的最底层. Their fates are now completely intertwined -- every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. 在竞技场里,这将是一场生死之战. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
  • 表兄弟——卡伦·麦克马纳斯

    Milly, Aubrey, 和《体育博彩平台》是表兄妹, 但他们彼此几乎不了解, 他们甚至都没见过他们的祖母. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised... and curious.

    Their parents are all clear on one point—not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. 但当表亲们来到岛上, 很明显,她对他们有不同的计划. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious—and dark—their family's past is.

    整个Story家族都有秘密. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over—and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
  • Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way. - Todd Gerelds

    在暴力之中, 伯明翰激烈的种族紧张局势, Alabama, new football coach, Tandy Gerelds, was struggling to create a winning football team at Woodlawn High School—one of the last schools in Birmingham to integrate. The team he was handed did not have the caliber of players he needed to win—until he saw Tony Nathan run.

    But Tony was African American and Coach Gerelds knew that putting him in as running back would be like drawing a target on his own back and the back of his soon-to-be star player. 但格瑞兹教练在托尼身上看到了一些东西, and he knew that his decision to let him play was about more than football. 这是关于为外围博彩平台和城市做正确的事情.

    And soon, the only place in the city where blacks and whites got along was on Coach Gerelds’s football team. 在新外围博彩平台牧师的帮助下, Tony learned to look beyond himself and realized that there was more at stake than winning a game.

    In 1974, 格瑞兹教练的跨种族团队创造了阿拉巴马州历史上的42个平局,000名球迷进入体育场观看他们的比赛. It was this game that triggered the unity and support of the Woodlawn High School Colonels and that finally allowed a city to heal and taught its citizens how to love.
  • 我是Sam - Dustin Thao

    Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, 在城里上大学, 在日本度过一个夏天. But then Sam dies. 一切都变了.

    Heartbroken, 朱莉没有参加他的葬礼, 扔掉他的东西, 尽一切努力忘记他和他悲惨的死亡方式. 但山姆在她的年鉴上留下的信息唤起了她的回忆. 非常想再听到他的声音, 朱莉打给山姆的手机只是为了听听他的语音信箱.

    山姆拿起电话.

    In a miraculous turn of events, Julie’s been given a second chance at goodbye. 连接是暂时的. 但听到山姆的声音让她再次爱上了他, 每打一次电话,让他离开就变得越来越难. However, 要保守她和山姆超凡脱俗的通话秘密并不容易, especially when Julie witnesses the suffering Sam’s family is going through. Unable to stand by the sidelines and watch their shared loved ones in pain, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.
     

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