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Summer Reading 2022

Information about Summer Reading 2022 Choices


Central Catholic High School Summer Reading Choices 2022

Choose and read one of the following books...

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The Book of Joyby the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

 Also available in an illustrated/graphic version with the complete text

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

The Last Cuentista, by Donna Barbra Higuera

Love, Hate & Other Filters, by Samira Ahmed


March, by John Lewis, Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin

March: Book One is part of a three book series.

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, & You, remixed by Jason Reyolds from Ibram X. Kendi

those looking for an advanced read are welcome to select Ibram X. Kendi's original work, Stamped From the Beginning.


Quick Choice Guide 2021

Comparison Chart to Help With a Quick Decision

Quick Comparison of Books
BOOK Author Main Characters/Subject Setting Type Notes?
The Book of Joy Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu Obstacles and paths to joy.   Non-Fiction, Prose  
The Crossover Kwame Alexander Black, teen, male basketball Player USA, modern day Fiction, Verse, (also available illustrated) Coming of Age, Family relationship. Coming soon to Disney+ produced by LeBron.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon Neurodivergent, white, teen, male London, modern day (2000s) Fiction, Prose, Mystery A dog's murder leads a young man with Autism beyond his boundaries on a journey of discovery.
The Last Cuentista Donna Barbra Higuera Mexcian, teen, female Space, 2061 and later Fiction, Sci-fi, Prose Stories from the past may hold humanity's future.
Love, Hate, and Other Filters Samira Ahmed Indian-American, muslim, teen, female Modern USA Fiction,  Prose Maya is looking for love, but events out of her control shatter her world and she must deal with the fallout.
March John Lewis, Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin Civil Rights and voting rights. Historical figures. 1960s, USA Non-Fiction, Historical Memoir, Graphic A graphic first-hand account of Rep. John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.
Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo Multi-cultural group Fantasy world Fiction, Fantasy, Prose A diverse cast engineering an impossible prison break in a gritty fantasy world.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Historical figures. Origins and current status of Racism in America.   Non-Fiction, Prose  


Summer Reading 2022

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
The Crossover
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Last Cuentista
Love, Hate & Other Filters
Six of Crows
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

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