The following is a list of the 2017 summer reading required for students enrolled in Ascension Academy. Students should buy their own copies of each title and have these works completely read when they attend class on the first day of school. Each English teacher will test over these assigned titles shortly after school begins, as well as initiate discussion and writing assignments over the assigned titles. These assignments will seriously impact the first six weeks' grade report.
Entering 6th graders: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Entering 7th graders: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Entering 8th graders: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Entering 9th graders: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Entering 10th graders: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Entering 11th graders:
- Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- The Book of Job from the Bible (King James Version or New American Bible).
- This I Believe, Eds. Jay Allison and Dan Gediman selected essays
Entering 12th graders:
The Things They Carried by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See by Tim O'Brien
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Any translation, but Burton Raffel is a popular one)