An All Girl, Catholic, Independent School for Grades 7-12


Summer Assignments

2022 Summer Assignments

The theme of this year’s summer reading is dignity. Choose one book from the list below. When you return to school in September, be prepared to participate in a faculty-led discussion on your book and the theme of dignity. 

Complete the following Google Form by August 15th regarding your book choice:


St. Julie Division Choices (students entering grades 7 and 8)

  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Maus by Art Spiegleman
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

High School Choices (students entering grades 9 through 12)

  • Born a Crime Autobiography by Trevor Noah 
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Maus by Art Spiegleman
  • The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi 

Students enrolled in any Advanced Placement courses and/or Women Writers are also responsible for additional assigned summer work.


Summer Assignments