2011: Beyond Hunger Games

Our second Upper School Read was focused on the popular young adult novel, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.  This seemingly straight forward, while controversial, story allowed us to explore a wide spectrum of literary and social themes that truly hit home for many of our students.  Ranging from discussions about dystopic literature and the practice of banning books to exploring notions of personal identity and the ethics of war, this full day of events was exhilarating and informative for all.

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. Fuller, Upper School Head, or 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