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Sankofa Freedom Academy High School SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS 2016


The following is the required summer reading for the students.  There is one mandatory book for each grade level with the exception of 12th grade.  Nubia has 2 mandatory books.  You are to select two(12th grade only one) additional books for a total of three books. For each book complete the following in your Summer Reading Composition Book.  Divide your book up into two sections:

  1. Djehuti Reflective Journal
  2. Vocabulary Enhancement











Author’s Purpose:

Personal Connections:

Community Connections:

Connections to Africana people:


Journal Writing:  Composition notebook strictly for your summer reading.
Divide your com Journal writing allows you to record YOUR thoughts and YOUR ideas about the selection as you are reading. Keep your journal handy as you are reading.  Use your Post-Its notes to earmark important plot points, settings, favorite parts of the story, and vocabulary words. Literature journals should be set up in the standard format you are familiar with. You are to complete the journal assignment for each novel or short story read.


Vocabulary Enhancement Assignment:  Choose 20 significant vocabulary words from each summer reading text.  These words should be crucial to the meaning of the book.  List the words in your journal with definitions and a one sentence explanation of the significance of this word to the meaning of the book.


9th Grade


***The Pact by Davis, Jenkins and Hunt                                                               The Piano Lesson by August Wilson                                                                                                                                     

47 Walter Mosley                                                                                                                  Copper Sun by Sharon Draper                                                                       

The House on Mango Street  Sandra Cisneros                                                      Bang, by Sharon G. Flake             

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd                                                             Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Dantican                                                          Kindred by Octavia E. Butler                                                                                   The Haunting of Hip Hop by Bertice Berry


10th Grade

***Autobiography of Malcolm X

A Question of Freedom by R. Dwayne Batts                        Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor                   Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck                                      Sally Hemings by Barbara Chase Riboud

A Time to Kill by John Grisham                                             The Color Purple by Alice Walker


11th Grade


***Hip Hop Generation by Bakari Kitwana                          The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

We Want Freedom by Mumia Abu Jamal                             Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker                               The Debt by Randall Robinson

Standing At the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson                       Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Patton

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