Summer Reading-2013

In keeping with the mission of LISA Academy to “guide all students in gaining knowledge, skills, and the attitude necessary to direct their lives, improve a diverse society, and excel in a changing world” a rigorous summer reading is required of all students. This summer LISA Academy High School and Middle School will engage in a unique STEM summer reading experience for all of its students and faculty. It is important our staff and students get excited about the reading process. According to the International Reading Association (2009):

Adolescents entering the adult world will do more reading and writing tasks than any other time in human history. They will need reading and writing to cope with the flood of information they will find in the world, as it exists. They will also need to use literacy to feed their imaginations so that they can create the world of the future. In a complex and diverse world, their ability to read is crucial, and therefore, it is essential not only to help them survive, but also to help them thrive.”

The book chosen for Middle School summer reading this year is Seedfolks by Paul Fleishman.  (all 6th-8th grade students)

The book chosen for High School summer reading this year is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  (All regular and pre-AP 9th-12th grade students)


One book, one school, and… one community of readers

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.” ~ Anne Lamott

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