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2023-2024 English and Math Summer Assignments are posted below. Please use the search tool to find a specific course. Each assignment includes required materials (if applicable), links to assignments and teacher contact information. 

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Summer Assignments

“Optional” Reading Program

Following your reading of one of the texts listed below, produce a one page, creative piece.  Your piece could be used in Blessed Trinity's literary art magazine, Panorama, or another BT publication. 

  • Consider writing a poem to describe the book or its characters. 
  • Write a resume for a character or create a blog post from his/her perspective. 
  • Recast the characters with modern day actors and explain why you would cast each actor.
  • Redesign the cover of the book or create art using inspiration from the story. 
  • Feeling inspired and have a different idea? Submit work that you feel passionate about. 

This book list has been compiled by members of the Blessed Trinity faculty and staff. 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon
Everything that Rises Must Converge, by Flannery O’Connor
For Freedom: the Story of a French Spy, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
GRIT, by Angela Duckworth
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Socrates Meets Jesus, by Peter Kreeft
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
West Side Story, by Irving Shulman 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom 
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Story of a Soul, by St. Therese of Lisueux
Kwame Alexander books (all)
Jane Austin books (all) 
Father Brown Series by GK Chesterton
Agatha Christie books (all) 
Sherlock Holmes books (all) 
Redwall series by Brian Jacques 
C.S. Lewis books (all) 
William Shakespeare plays and writings (all) 
Nicholas Sparks books (all) 
Will Wilder series by Raymond Arroyo