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There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves 

as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”   

- Willa Cather

As we launch Summer Reading 2016, we hope that you will find our selections engaging. In some cases we offer choice while in other cases, we have opted for a collective reading. We at Buffalo Grove High School believe that learning is a year round activity. Consequently, we encourage students to read for pleasure both during the year and in the summer.

The intent of the summer reading requirement is to encourage students to read, to help students understand that reading and learning is a lifelong experience, to expose students to different cultures and beliefs, and to enhance their understanding of the world.  We know that many of the stories we read often address issues and events taking place in the world beyond our classrooms. World issues and events are reflected in both the nonfiction our students may read and discuss, and can also be found in literature where a character is in conflict with larger societal issues. Each year we seek ways to connect our summer reading to significant issues.  Always, the books for summer reading are selected with the intent to augment and enrich the course experiences for which the book was chosen.

Parents are invited and encouraged to read with your son or daughter. Please help us communicate the enjoyment and importance of reading. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact English/Fine Arts Division head Sandy Beguin at 847-718-4074 or by email at sandra.beguin@d214.org.