Similar to 2014’s Upper School Read, we utilized a reading model where students chose from a list of faculty book recommendations. The list included 16 fiction and non-fiction choices, spanning all genres including biography, fantasy, horror, realistic fiction, and memoir.
On Wednesday, September 20th students and faculty met with others who read the same book for a spirited discussion and/or book related activity. Activities ranged from a tea party for Alice and Wonderland to building a fire for A Walk in the Woods to bystander reenactments for All American Boys. Head librarian Mary Carrington observed, “I love seeing students step up to dig deeper into a conversation. At first they were reluctant, but after a while, we were sharing some complicated sentiments – and that was from freshman through seniors.”