Zimmerman Library
Upper School Read

Upper School Read 2012

2012: Moore United at Severn

In 2012, we chose two texts that investigate themes of economic injustice, poverty, race, ethnicity, community, opportunity and responsibility: The Other Wes Moore and Outcasts United.

Our teachers, students, and families worked together to create unique and intriguing ways to engage with each book during a day long celebration of reading, communication, and fun. After reading one of the two books, students attended a variety of faculty led, interactive workshops throughout the day to explore important themes in addition to small group discussion sections. 

What is the Upper School Read?

All faculty and students grades 9-12 share the common intellectual experience of reading over the summer to prepare for an engaging day during the first weeks of the new academic year. We explore the background, themes, genre, etc. through interactive sessions planned by teachers and students. Spending the day together in mixed grade levels encourages community and builds knowledge while strengthening Severn’s mission of fostering scholarship in a community where adults model these qualities. 

Contact Ms. Carrington, Director of Library Services, if you are interested in learning more.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146