West Springfield High School Summer Reading (2017)
Q: What can teachers, parents, and educators do to instill a love of language in young people so that they appreciate the power of the word in a culture that is increasingly dominated by the visual?
A: Hand them a book, that's all. (from an interview with Ray Bradbury, 2003)

There is no single way to read well, though there is a prime reason why we should read. Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?
(Harold Bloom, from How to Read and Why )

Assignment Rules
Summer reading is required for Honors and Advanced Placement Courses. Summer reading is optional for College Preparatory courses. Please be sure to visit the specific grade level link to find the appropriate assignment.