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    12 AP Summer Reading Assignment 2019 Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut and How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas Foster
     
    Students who will enter 9A in September must read TWO books:
    1. Restart by Gordon Korman, which is the community reads book for grades 7-9 AND
    2. The Pearl by John Steinbeck, which is the 9A summer reading assignment.  For this novella, please annotate for literary devices, characterization, and theme. See you in September :)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parents, the best way to contact me is to send an email or call the office and leave your name, number and the best times to call you during the school day. 
     

    "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~Charles W. Eliot
    "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." ~Mark Twain, attributed
    "To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." ~Edmund Burke
    "Books can be dangerous.~ The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life.'" ~Helen Exley
    "By elevating your reading, you will improve your writing or at least tickle your thinking."~ William Safire
    "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.  One does not love breathing." ~ Harper Lee 

    "There is a funny thing about books.  Before they existed, people actually had memories." 

    Elijah, The Vampire Diaries, 2:15 "The Dinner Party".  The Odyssey, Beowulf, and The Canterbury Tales were originally recited to audiences, before being written down in a book.
     
    "Well, my brother has a sword, and I have my mind.  And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.  That's why I read so much, Jon Snow."
    Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
     
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