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Headmaster Summer Reading Program 2017  

These are the books for the 2017 Headmaster Summer Reading program. If you would prefer some reading support, please contact your coordinator or email the Pinkerton Library at librarian@pinkertonacademy.org.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, Wade Watts, like the rest of humanity, chooses to escape reality and spends his waking hours in the limitless, utopian virtual world of the OASIS, but when Wade stumbles upon the first of the fiendish puzzles set up by OASIS creator James Halliday he finds he must compete with thousands of others--including those willing to commit murder--in order to claim a prize of massive fortune.

400 pages / 990L

ISBN 9780307887443

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

eBook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

Audiobook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

eBook Download from NH Public Library (with your public library card)

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

384 pages / 810L

ISBN 9780439023528 

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

Audiobook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

eBook Download from NH Public Library (with your public library card)

 

The Translator by Daoud Hari

A suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world–an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon–while others around him were taking up arms–Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur.

224 pages /  9th Grade Reading Level

ISBN 9780812979176

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

eBook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

Audiobook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

 

READING SUPPORT OPTION: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. 

32pgs / 420L

Book Available from Pinkerton Library
Video Reading from Read to Me Youth Reading Program
Please also check your public library for a copy
 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.

320 pages / 790L

ISBN 9780375869020

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

eBook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

Book, eBook, and audiobooks Available from Public Libraries

 

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by A. Solzhenitsyn

In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength. 

151 pages / 900L

ISBN 978-0451531049

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

eBook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

Audiobook Download from Pinkerton Overdrive

 

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novel.  Story told in comic strips.  Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.

153 pages (Graphic Novel) / GN380L

ISBN 9780375422300

Book Available from Pinkerton Library

Please also check your public library for a copy of the book.

 

READING SUPPORT OPTION: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  

Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. 

320pgs (most with only a few words on them) / 570L 

Book Available from Pinkerton Library
eBook Available from Pinkerton Overdrive
eBook Available from NH Public Library  (with your public library card)
Audiobook Available from Pinkerton Overdrive
 

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