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Summer Reading 2021

Information about Summer Reading at Central Catholic High School


Central Catholic High School Summer Reading Choices 2021

Choose and read one of the following books...

For more information about the titles, see "All Books - Quick Look"

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang Dragon Hoops,  by Gene Luen Yang
Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez Furia,  by Yamile Saied Méndez
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle Martin Marten,  by Brian Doyle
Redbone by Christian Staebler

Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band,

by Christian Staebler, Sonia Paolini, and Thibault Balahy

Sanctuary by Mendoza and Sher

Sanctuary,  by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher

NoteSanctuary is dystopian fiction, and is darker and heavier in tone than the other books on the summer reading list.

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert The Voting Booth,  by Brandy Colbert


Faculty Choices...

Quick Choice Guide 2021

Comparison Chart to Help With a Quick Decision

Quick Comparison of Books
BOOK Author Main Characters/Subject Setting Type Notes?
Dragon Hoops Gene Luen Yang Adult Chinese-American male, Teen basketball players of multiple ethnicities. Oakland, modern day Memoir, Graphic Author recounts his relationship with a High School Basketball team striving for a Championship
Furia Yamile Saied Mendez Teen multi-ethnic Argentinian woman, athlete. Argentina, modern day Fiction, Prose A talented soccer player must navigate her disapproving parents, romantic interest, and commitment to her team and future.
Martin Marten Brian Doyle White teen male. Pine Martin Oregon, modern day Fiction, Prose Coming of age, from the perspective of a human male, and a pine martin.
Redbone Christian Staebler, et al Indigenous American and Mexican-American men (Yaqui, Shoshone) 1960s to present Memoir/Biography, History, Graphic Biographical information about the band, interspersed with events in North American Indigenous history.
Sanctuary Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher Colombian-American teen woman 2032, USA Fiction, Sci-fi, Prose Near future dystopian story of immigration. A heavier read than other choices on the list
The Voting Booth Brandy Colbert Teens: Female (Black), and Male (Multi-racial) Present Day, USA Fiction, Prose A light, single-day, story focusing on voting rights, activism, and a bit of romance


Summer 2021

Dragon Hoops
Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band
The Voting Booth

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