Dear Rising Sophomores,

This summer, you will be asked to read the book(s) listed under the courses you will be taking next year. While reading, you should keep track of important information by annotating in the book(s). These annotations will help you with an in-class essay during your first week of classes.

If you have any questions regarding the English books, please email If you have any questions regarding the history books and assignments, please email

Enjoy your summer!
Ms. Kathleen Morris                                      Mr. John Maiocco
English Department Chairperson                Social Studies Department Chairperson


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