Summer reading for 2019 is here!
This year's school-wide book will be Educated by Tara Westover (ISBN-13: 978-0399590504).
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
All 9th graders and any 10th-12th students who are new to McCallie will enjoy a must-read classic in their second required read. Returning 10th-12th students have an amazing array of books and experiences from which to choose as their second requirement.
- All Students NEW to the Upper School (all 9th graders, new 10th-12th graders): You will read The Hot Zone by Robert Preston (ISBN: 978-0385479561). See the link on this page.
- All returning Upper School students (10th-12th): You will choose a book group from the options provided in the brochure (PDF) linked from this page.
We will discuss these additional books on a second day in August, 2019.