Reading Selections 18-19

Scholars should purchase and read the required reading for their grade level for the 18-19 Academic Year. There are also suggested readings listed which are meant to highlight and supplement the information that will be discussed during the Saturday Sessions. While these texts are not required to be read, they are highly recommended.


7th           Required Reading: “Wonder” by R.J Palacio & “Auggie & Me” by R.J. Palacio



8th         Required Reading: “Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories” by Ellen Levine

Suggested Reading: “Kids Can Change the World: A Middle Schooler’s Guide for Turning Passion into Progress” by Adam Appiah


9th       Required Reading: “The College Bound Organizer: The Ultimate Guide to Successful College Applications” by Anna Costaras & Gail Liss

Suggested Reading: “Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning” by Justin Ross Muchnick



10th       Required Reading: “We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success” by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins & Rameck Hunt

Suggested Reading: “Words You Should Know In High School: 1000 Essential Words To Build Vocabulary, Improve Standardized Test Scores” by Burton Jay Nadler and Jordan


11th      Required Reading: “The Education of Millionaires” by Michael Ellsberg

Suggested Reading: “The College Essay Trap (2017-2018 Edition): Rescue your college essay from the “maybe” pile” by Cassie Nichols &


12th      Required Reading: “My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming A Student” by Rebekah Nathan



***These books can be purchased at local book stores, or ordered on-line at