College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Drawing of a girl reading

For the Summer of 2021 Upper School students are required to read five (5) books.

Please be sure to find the edition with the ISBN number indicated for ease of reference to the text in class.

1. Required Group Choice Reading

Each student will have one required Group Choice Reading Book. [Please refer to this presentation for more information]

About Group Choice Reading:

  • Each student will choose their top 5 books from these options
  • You will be assigned one of the books at the end of May and will read it over the summer.
  • In the fall, you will meet with other students and teachers who have read the same book and discuss it!

Please submit your top five choices using this form by May 15, 2021.

2. Required Grade-Level Reading

Please be sure to find the edition with the ISBN number indicated for ease of reference to the text in class.

  • Rising Grade 9: 

    Bennett, Brit The Vanishing Half  ISBN-13 : 978-0593418598

  • Rising Grade 10: 

    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club ISBN 978-0143038092

3. Free Reading

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy reading! Each student in Upper School should read an additional 3 books of their choice.