Summer Reading

Students are expected to read three books during the summer. All students have one required book and two choice books from the provided lists. All students should complete the summer reading by the time they arrive on campus in September and bring the books read to school. Navigate to the appropriate Form below to see the required reader and the list of books to choose from. 

Faculty Summer Reading

Each summer, Eaglebrook faculty members read a book that will help them better understand boys in middle school and provide a common ground for discussion. This summer, all Eaglebrook faculty members will read Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett. 

Past Faculty Summer Reading Titles:
Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel.
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang.
The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain by Joann Deak, Terrence Deak, and Freya Harrison.
I Can Learn from You: Boys as Relational Learners by Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley.
We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools
Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by David Flink.
Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, and Shirley Veenema.
Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen.
What Does Math Have to do With It? by Jo Boaler.
Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music by Tricia Tunstall.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher by Rick Wormeli.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
The Multiplier Effect: Tapping Genius Inside Our Schools by Liz Wiseman, Lois N. Allen, & Elise Foster. 
It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd.
LGBTQ Youth in American Schools by Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough.
Imagine: How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer.
Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, by Rick Wormeli
The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurlan.
If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom by Bernard Schein.
Whose Game is it, Anyway? by Richard Ginsburg, Stephen Durant, and Amy Baltzell.
The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
Raising Cain by Dr. Michael Thompson.
Family Matters by Robert Evans.
Why Do They Act That Way? by Dr. Davis Walsh.

Contact Information

For questions about summer reading assignments, please contact the appropriate person below.

Third Form: Shappy LaPointe

English Department: Ruth Koenigsbauer

English as a Second Language: David Goodrow
271 Pine Nook Road   |   P. O. Box 7   |    Deerfield, MA 01342   |   413-774-7411