1 Theme, 1 School
Everyone at Hoffman Estates High School will read and experience a book this summer!
Hoffman Estates High School students are reading again this summer, 2012. Our reading program, known as "One Theme, One School," as implied, is theme based. This year, our program centers on the theme of coping. We are providing book choices which offer an authentic landscape of high school students dealing with the stresses and challenges of life.
Underwater by Alex Flinn (Fiction)
Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father. L510
by Natasha Friend (Fiction)
Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own. L590
Fifteen-year-old Tyrell who is living in a Bronx
homeless shelter with his spaced-out
mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid
temptation so he does not end up in jail like
his father. L780
by Brian Fies (Non-Fiction) An honest, and
sometimes humorous look at the practical and
emotional effect that serious illness can have
on patients and their families, this is a story
of hope. The author, whose mother was diagnosed
with lung cancer, puts into words and
illustrations his struggle with the effects of
her illness and ongoing recovery from treatment.
Because these books deal realistically with the topic of coping, there may be situations and language in them that sensitive readers may find objectionable. However, the books provide an authentic landscape where high school students are faced with some tough challenges and can serve as a springboard to problem solving.
We have arranged with book vendors
to offer the books at a significant reduction,
and without sales tax. All books will be
available at the Media Center May 29th, 2012
through the end of summer school. Relevant
activities and an assessment for the book each
student has read will be provided in the fall
when students return to school! For more
information come to the Media Center or call us
|Last Updated 5/15/2012-tberkowitz|