2023-2024 Summer Reading Assignments
During your summer break, students are expected to read a minimum of one (1) book. The book you read will be dependent on the English class and grade level your schedule has listed. During the second week of school, students will be assessed based on their level and quality of participation during an in-depth class discussion over his/her chosen novel. Students will also be assessed on their comprehension and writing skills.
Summer Reading Mission Statement
Scott County High School’s English department believes that reading over the summer is a vital part of keeping a student’s skills sharp for the upcoming year. These skills will carry over into all of the student’s classes, not just English.
The department also hopes that summer reading selections can be used to foster a desire to read and will allow students access to works that will help them develop intellectually and emotionally by opening their eyes to a larger world. To that end, our 9-12 grades’ summer reading list includes a variety of accessible texts that will allow for skill-building, intellectual growth, and natural reading enjoyment based on the recommendation of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award (KBA) committee comprised of volunteers and librarians, public librarians, and classroom teachers from across the state of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a program designed to encourage students to read widely from lists of current, well-reviewed literature that reflects various experiences and points of view. The lists include fiction and non-fiction, classics and contemporary novels, male and female authors, and a variety of topics from science fiction to sports.
Throughout the school year, students will have multiple opportunities to read other books from the KBA list. Also, students will have a chance to give feedback on the KBA books they read and to express their thoughts and opinions with other students around Kentucky. Students will vote alongside the larger reading community to name the 2022-2023 KBA Winner.
NOTE: All books are available at local area bookstores, public libraries, and/or online. Students can also save money by getting copies at used bookstores in the area. If the book is available for digital download
2023-2024 KBA Reading List
All SCHS English 1,2,3 or 4 students select ONE book from the list below.
All My Rage
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
Nothing Burns as Bright as You
The Silence that Binds Us
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice
What We Harvest