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2020 Morning Star School - Book List

Each MSHS student is required to choose one book from the list below.  Make sure to read the original text and not solely a summarized or paraphrased version; study guides may be used as a supplement to aid in comprehension.  Audio books are also acceptable for assistive support.

The books listed are the lowest prices that we could find.  (Some books are only available in certain formats.)  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you want to shop for other books, simply add them to your cart.  All books will be delivered with your order.

VERY IMPORTANT:  The very first step to making every Summer Reading book order is to complete the School Order Form which is the first item below and put it in your cart to ensure correct routing of the books you order.  If you come back to make an additional order of Summer Reading books, say for another grade, please complete the School Order Form for that new order and put it in the cart with your additional book(s) as well.  There is never a charge associated with this item in your Cart, but it is necessary to help the San Marco Bookstore fulfill your order correctly.  Thank you!

If this form is missing required information, or you do not place it in your cart, delivery of your books may be temporarily delayed. 

AFTER YOU FILL OUT THE SCHOOL READING LIST ORDER FORM BELOW,

DON'T FORGET TO PUT THE SCHOOL READING LIST ORDER FORM INTO YOUR CART, THANK YOU!

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - January 5th, 2016

The Boy Who Dared Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439680141
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - December 26th, 2018

When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

 


I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316327916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016

The Wind in the Willows Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689713101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - March 31st, 1989

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Cover Image
By Bette Bao Lord, Marc Simont (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064401753
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.


Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525555377
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


Life of Pi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them the truth. After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional -- but is it more true?

 


The Things They Carried Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.  The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

The Warmth of Other Suns is a brilliant and stirring epic, the first book to cover the full half-century of the Great Migration... Wilkerson combines impressive research...with great narrative and literary power. Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath; she humanizes history, giving it emotional and psychological depth."


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Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451673319
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.


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The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, "The House on Mango Street" tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. .


As I Lay Dying (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679732259
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

As I Lay Dying is the harrowing, darkly comic tale of the Bundren family's trek across Mississippi to bury Addie, their wife and mother, as told by each of the family members--including Addie herself.


The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

This quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.