• Summer Reading

    Over the summer, Samohi students are encouraged to continue reading on their own.  Help your student make time to read -- a daily half-hour is perfect -- and ask your child regularly about what's happening or encourage them to write about it.  Parents, if you too read the assigned books, the experience will be especially rewarding -- for both of you!  If you are looking for suggestions for titles for your student to read, feel free to reach out to their English teacher.

    Summer Reading 2020 Selections:

    Main Title - The English Department will be reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. More details coming soon.

    Honors AP:
    In the past, here are some titles that our Honors and AP students have enjoyed reading over the summer.
    Incoming 9HP: Warriors Don’t Cry - Melba Beals
    Incoming 10HP: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
    Incoming 11AP: The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
    Incoming 12AP: Candide - Voltaire; Othello - William Shakespeare

    Here are all of our All-Samo summer reading selections to date:

    • 2019 The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
    • 2018 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    • 2017 The Martian by Andy Weir
    • 2016 How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
    • 2015 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    • 2014 Every Day by David Levithan
    • 2013 The Fault Is In Our Stars by John Green
    • 2012 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    • 2011 Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
    • 2010 A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
    • 2009 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    • 2008 Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
    • 2007 Fast Food Nation/Chew On This by Eric Schlosser
    • 2006 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
    • 2005 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    • 2004 A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris