Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Selections

Our summer reading selections are chosen carefully, and often reflect current social issues, common campus themes, and matters of historical significance. Many of the books—and many of the authors—are award-winning and widely renowned. Recent selections have included: Educated by Tara Westover; Born a Crime by Trevor Noah; All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely; Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan; and The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future by Dr. David Suzuki.

Traditionally, Taft students and faculty have read one book over the summer break, and have then come together in the fall to discuss the book. In an effort to promote greater student engagement, the committee has decided to offer a variety of books and allow each student to select a book that he or she is most interested in.

The Summer Reading Committee is pleased to offer the following selections this summer:

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

Summer Reading Authors at Taft

Brandon Kiely, All American Boys

Tara Westover

Tara Westover, Educated

Jason Reynolds, All American Boys