Middle School Summer Reading
Love Books. Read.
In a world that offers many distractions to lure young people away from the printed or electronic page, the importance of reading as a key to personal fulfillment and academic success becomes increasingly apparent. It is, therefore, of great concern to the Gilman faculty that our students acquire a love for books and the habit of reading them. During the summer, each Middle School student is required to read at least SIX books, including the specific title listed for the grade he is entering, the all-school book which is mandatory reading for all students and faculty, and four free-choice books.
For assistance in selecting the free-choice books, there is a supplementary list of suggested titles that are readily available in public libraries, as well as the Middle School Library, where they may be borrowed for the summer. Students are not limited to this list; other books by the same authors included on the list are acceptable, as are books recommended by local librarians as appropriate to grade and reading level. We strongly urge that boys read as many books as possible over the summer, in addition to the basic requirements, and keep a record of all books read, using the accompanying record sheet.