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  • Alumnos que ingresan al sexto grado

    Fuera de mi mente por Sharon Draper
    ISBN: 978-1416971719

    Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her because she cannot communicate with them. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow. For students, this engrossing  novel explores the power of language and communication.
  • Estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado

    Los intrusos de S.E. Hinton
    ISBN-10: 014240733X

    Ambientada en Oklahoma en la década de 1960, esta clásica novela de iniciación a la edad cuenta la historia de Ponyboy Curtis, un joven miembro de una banda llamada los Greasers. Los Greasers mantienen una larga rivalidad con los Socs, una banda de niños ricos. Ponyboy quiere a sus compañeros de los Greasers, pero a veces le cuesta encajar con su dura reputación. Cuando un encuentro con los Socs se tuerce, Ponyboy y su amigo Johnny tienen que tomar algunas decisiones rápidas para sobrevivir. Este texto introducirá a los alumnos en el tema del año, "El individuo y la sociedad", y les pedirá que exploren una serie de temas, como el desarrollo de la identidad, lo que significa ser un "forastero" y cómo los personajes individuales conforman y son conformados por sus sociedades. 


  • Alumnos que comienzan el octavo curso - Inglés 8

    Select one of the novel choices below as your main summer read. Please also read the short story and poem that are linked at the bottom.

    Seespera que los alumnos anoten cuidadosamente y busquen similitudes entre los textos. Cuando empiecen las clases, escribiremos un artículo sobre las lecturas de verano.

    A: El secreto del soldado por Sheila Solomon Klass
    ISBN: 978-0805097399
    Cuando las colonias entraron en guerra con los británicos en 1775, Deborah quiso formar parte de la acción. Al no ver otra opción, se disfrazó con un uniforme de hombre y sirvió en el ejército continental durante más de un año, ocultando su identidad a sus compañeros. Basada en la heroína de la vida real, Deborah Sampson, esta absorbente novela introduce al lector en el viaje de una mujer en una guerra de hombres. Para los estudiantes, este texto de suspense se combina bien con conversaciones sobre la identidad, la autodeterminación, la estructura no lineal de la trama y la escritura temática. 

    B: Nación del Terror por Justina Ireland
    ISBN: 978-0062570604
    Jane McKeene nació dos días antes de que los muertos vivientes comenzaran a recorrer los campos de batalla de Gettysburg, Pensilvania, desbaratando la Guerra entre los Estados y cambiando la nación para siempre. ¿Podrá Jane ayudar a salvar lo que queda de los Estados Unidos? Emocionante y aterradora, esta novela es una visión impresionante de Estados Unidos al borde del abismo, en la explosiva encrucijada en la que se encuentran la raza, la humanidad y la supervivencia. Para los estudiantes, este atractivo texto se combina bien con las conversaciones sobre la opresión racial sistémica, el clasismo, el feminismo y la forma en que los autores utilizan el escenario para crear un ambiente en una historia.
     
    C: Code Talker de Joseph Bruchac
    ISBN: 978-0142405963
    Después de que en un internado dirigido por blancos les enseñaran que el navajo es una lengua inútil, Ned Begay y otros hombres navajos son reclutados por los marines para convertirse en codificadores, enviando mensajes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial en su lengua nativa. Enfrentaron algunos de los combates más duros de la guerra y, con su código, salvaron innumerables vidas estadounidenses. Sin embargo, su historia permaneció clasificada durante más de veinte años... hasta ahora. Para los estudiantes, esta fascinante historia se combina bien con conversaciones sobre la identidad, las implicaciones de la guerra y el poder de la comunicación y el lenguaje.

    Relato corto 
    "Mi primer verano libre" de Julia Álvarez (las preguntas y actividades son opcionales)
    Incluso en las mejores circunstancias, dejar atrás a alguien o algo puede ser difícil. En estas memorias, Julia Álvarez se enfrenta al dolor de dejar su tierra natal, incluso cuando se da cuenta de los peligros de quedarse. Para los estudiantes, esta historia desgarradora e histórica enseña las relaciones de causa y efecto en un texto, así como la caracterización.
     
    Poesía 
    "We Wear the Mask" de Paul Laurence Dunbar

    ¡Feliz lectura!
Lectura de verano de la escuela superior

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  • Students Entering Ninth Grade - English I: Literature of Identity

    Please select one of the novel choices below as your summer read.

    Students are expected to read carefully and look for elements in the text that align with the course theme of “Literature of Identity.” When school starts, we will write a piece about the summer reading. 

    A. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    ISBN: 978-1442408937

    This coming-of-age novel takes place in 1987 in El Paso Texas. The publisher’s synopsis: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship — the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.” Since its publication in 2012, the novel has earned the Pura Belpre Award, the Printz Honor, the Stonewall Award, and the Lambda Literary Award, and is on Time’s list of 100 Best YA Books of All Time.

    Content Warning: This coming-of-age novel contains a few scenes with alcohol and drug use, references to violence, and a transphobic character. 

    B. Gather by Kenneth Cadow
    Candlewick 
    ISBN: 9781536234183

    From Commonsensemedia.org: Rural Vermont 10th grader Ian is dealing with a lot as the big hairy dog he names GATHER wanders into his life on what's left of the farm that's been in his family for generations. Ian's father, irresponsible in the best of times, has deserted the family. His beloved grandfather, who shares his love of the land with Ian, has recently died; his grandmother has moved out of state for her health. This leaves Ian and his now-single mom devastated, and following a work injury she falls into drug use. They have no money, the roof leaks, the phone's cut off, the tires are bald, and they're living on soup from the food bank. Ian dreams of getting the ruined farm back to its former glory, but he's barely keeping it together day to day. The teen's determination to keep them together serves as a moral compass as forces beyond his control threaten to take away the land and heritage he loves -- and also brings people together to protect them both. Which is good, because they need it.

    C. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 
    ISBN: 9780374304904

    From NationalBook.org: This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.
  • Alumnos que ingresan en décimo curso Inglés II: Literatura Universal

    V de Vendetta por Alan Moore y David Lloyd
    DC Comics
    ISBN: 978-1779511195

    A través de su novela gráfica, V de Vendetta, Alan Moore provoca a sus lectores para que analicen tanto el fascismo como el anarquismo con el fin de determinar su sociedad ideal. A través de una atención específica a los detalles, Moore comparte una narrativa que se centra en su personaje principal, V, incitando al lector a cuestionar la moralidad de V. Combinada con la narrativa social, la intrincada atención a los detalles gráficos y las simbólicas elecciones de personajes y trama, V de Vendetta sirve como comentario social sobre la Inglaterra de finales del siglo XX.

    Los alumnos deberán anotar cuidadosamente los siguientes elementos a medida que vayan leyendo:
    • Momentos AHA
    • Conflicto
    • La persona contra sí misma
    • Persona frente a sociedad
    • Esperanza
    • Símbolo poderoso
    A los estudiantes se les asignará un ensayo de reflexión cuando regresen a Buckley.
  • Students taking AP English Language and Composition, American Literature & Advanced Studies in American Literature

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
    ISBN: 978-0374531386

    Joan Didion is considered to be the quintessential chronicler of California, documenting the beauty and chaos of the state—and often focusing on Southern California.  Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of some of her best essays about the state in the 1960s.  She was also in the forefront of the “New Journalism” literary movement.  The New Journalists infused reportage with their personal experiences in order to reach a greater truth. As Didion said, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means.”

    You can also watch the Netflix documentary about Didion, The Center Will Not Hold.


  • Estudiantes que ingresan en la literatura dramática

    Sólo hablo catarsis por Abi Nosrati 
    ISBN: 979-8-88504-918-4 

    En I Only Speak Catharsis, author Abi Nosrati (a Buckley alum) explores the intersection of inner and outer human identity. She looks inside the struggles of love, friendship, and pain; how we humans live in this wonderful way that is tragically beautiful. In this book of poetry lovingly crafted, she shares the story of the relationships she has experienced or observed in the world around her. Abi’s poetry deals with current issues faced by young people: self-confidence, peer pressure, societal expectations, body image, sexual identity, etc. These issues are eloquently and creatively expressed through the written word, where Abi embeds equity and inclusion within the framework of her creative verse.

    Los alumnos deberán anotar cuidadosamente los siguientes elementos a medida que vayan leyendo:
    • Momentos AHA
    • Conflicto
    • La persona contra sí misma
    • Hope/hopelessness
    • Powerful Symbols and metaphors
    • Assimilation
    • Gender 
    A los estudiantes se les asignará un ensayo de reflexión cuando regresen a Buckley.
  • Students taking Latin American Literature

    Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
    ISBN: 978-0802160935

    To fulfill his mother’s dying wish, Juan Preciado travels to Comala to find Pedro Páramo, the father he never knew.  What he finds is a ghost town—literally and figuratively.  Rulfo tells Juan’s and Pedro’s stories in a non-linear fashion, jumping between the past and present.  Pedro Páramo is considered one of the greatest works in Latin-American literature, a seminal piece of magical realism, and a source of inspiration for the most acclaimed Latin-American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.  A filmed adaptation will premiere on Netflix later this year. 
  • Students taking Science Fiction Literature

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    ISBN: 978-0345418913

    Arthur Dent finds his house being demolished so a new road can be built.  Before that can happen, the Vogons demolish Earth to make way for a hyperspace freeway.  Arthur is saved by a friendly space alien—and so begins Arthur’s adventures in the galaxy.  Considered one of the best and funniest science fiction books since its publication in 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is also a biting satire of our world. 
    Just remember, when reading the novel, know where your towel is and “Don’t Panic”!
  • Students Taking Advanced Studies: The Rhetoric of Climate Change

    Students must read one of the following.

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 
    ISBN: 978-0307476074

    At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

    Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. 



    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    ISBN: 978-0385486804

    Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

    Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding—and not an ounce of sentimentality. Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's storytelling blaze through every page.