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Summer Reading 2018: Summer Reading Home

Lists and links to suggestions for great reads for the summer holidays.

Keep on reading!

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Lists of Great Books for HS Readers

Why Read?

Hurley, Dan. "Can Reading Make You Smarter?" The Guardian [London], 
     international ed., 23 Jan. 2014, Books sec., www.theguardian.com/books/2014/ 
     jan/23/can-reading-make-you-smarter. Accessed 22 May 2017.

There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence. The author believes his discovery of Spider-Man and other comic books turned him into a straight-A student.

Parker-Pope, Tara. "Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any Book." The New York Times
     New York ed., 20 July 2010, Well sec., p. D1, well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/ 
     08/02/summer-must-read-for-kids-any-book/?8dpc. Accessed 22 May 2017.

"One of the most notable findings was that children improved their reading scores even though they typically weren’t selecting the curriculum books or classics that teachers normally assigned for summer reading. That conclusion confirms other studies suggesting that children learn best when they are allowed to select their own books."

United Nations International School, Hanoi