Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Selections

Taft students and faculty read one book over the summer break, and then come together in the fall to discuss the book. 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: Once I Was You by Maria Hinojosa; The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett; Educated by Tara Westover; Born a Crime by Trevor Noah; All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely; and Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan.

During the summer of 2024, all students should read How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen by David Brooks.




Summer Reading Authors at Taft

Brandon Kiely, All American Boys

Tara WestoverTara Westover, Educated

Jason Reynolds, All American Boys

Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You