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Summer Reading 2020

Information on the Books for 2020 Summer Reading


Central Catholic High School Summer Reading Choices 2020

Choose and read one of the following books...

Basketball Junkie,  by Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds


Butterfly Yellow, by Thanhhà Lai


I Was Their American Dream, by Malaka Gharib


Island of the Sea WomenThe Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See


Patron Saints of NothingPatron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay


They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei; Justin Eisinger; Steven Scott; Harmony Becker (Illustrator)

Quick Choice Guide

Comparison Chart to Help With a Quick Decision

Quick Comparison of Books
BOOK Author Main Characters/Subject Setting Type Notes?
Basketball Junkie Chris Herren & Bill Reynolds Adult white male, former NBA player USA , 1990s-2000s Memoir Basketball player's ascent to NBA, descent into addiction, and redemption
Butterfly Yellow Thanhha Lai Viet girl, Texan boy 1980s Texas Novel Vietnamese refugee reconnects with her long lost brother
I Was Their American Dream Malaka Gharib Filipina-Egyptian-American woman Modern: USA, Philippines, Egypt Graphic Memoir Cartoonist shares story of her multi cultural family and upbringing
Island of Sea Women Lisa See Korean women, multi-generational Korea, 1939-2008 Novel Friendship and struggles of women divers on a Korean island.
Patron Saints of Nothing Randy Ribay Filipino-American teen Modern Day: USA, Philippines Novel Teen  travels to Philippines to investigate cousin's death
They Called Us Enemy George Takei, et al Japanese American Family USA: WWII and Modern day Graphic Memoir Actor and activist relates family's experience in US Japanese Interment camps