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Tantasqua Summer Reading Lists
Tantasqua Summer Reading Information:

         Junior High

           High School

Grade 7 List (links to CWMARS catalog)

Grade 8 List (links to CWMARS catalog)

High School:One Book, One Community: JOIN US!! The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Summer 2016 This summer students and staff will read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Upon successful completion of an essay about the book, students will receive one academic credit. Honors level students are expected to read the full original edition. The book is also available as an audiobook and in a young adult edition. Review Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Centered around the life of Joe Rantz—a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child—and set during the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish. In 1936, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. How this team, largely composed of rowers from “foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state,” managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler’s feared racers is half the story. The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself. This is fast-paced and emotional nonfiction about determination, bonds built by teamwork, and what it takes to achieve glory. —Chris Schluep