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Bishop Kenny High School - Book List


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.  We are happy to order directly from the publisher if you're having trouble finding a book.  If you want to shop for other books, simply add them to your cart.  All books will be packaged with your order.

Bishop Kenny has asked that all books be picked up at San Marco Books and More, 1971 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

All students must read ONE ENGLISH book AND ONE MATH book from the choices listed below.

The 4th MATH option is Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostoles Doxiadis.  It is hard to find, but may be available from a UK publisher and can also be found on Kindle.  If you'd like us to order a copy, please contact us directly.  

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 handling of the books you order.  If you come back to make an additional order of Summer Reading books, say for another student, 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.





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A Raisin in the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679755333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - November 29th, 2004

ENGLISH: Freshman Option #1

When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life.  

Jurassic Park: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345538987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

ENGLISH: Freshman Option #2

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them--for a price.  Until something goes wrong...

A Separate Peace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743253970
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

ENGLISH: Sophomore, Junior and Senior Option #1

Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.


The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250055705
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

ENGLISH: Sophomore, Junior and Senior Option #2

In 1915, long since retired from his crime-fighting days, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybees on the Sussex Downs. Never did the Victorian detective think to meet an intellect matching his own until his acquaintance with Miss Mary Russell, a young twentieth-century lady whose mental acuity is equaled only by her penchant for deduction, disguises, and danger. Under Holmes reluctant tutelage, Russell embarks on a case involving a landowners mysterious fever and the kidnapping of an American senators daughter in the wilds of Wales. Then a near-fatal bomb on her doorstep and another on Holmes sends the two sleuths on the trail of a murderer who scatters bizarre clues and seems utterly without motive. The villains objective, however, is quite unequivocal: to end Russell and Holmes partnership and then their lives.

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620402788
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 14th, 2014

MATH: All Students Option #1

The brainy book by the bestselling author of "Fermat's Enigma" a must for anyone interested in numbers and mathematics, as well as for the millions of "Simpsons" fans worldwide.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

MATH: All Students Option #2

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640320833
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Published: Value Classic Reprints - October 19th, 2017

MATH: All Students Option #3

A satirical novella is set in the world of Flatland. Edwin Abbott Abbott writes pseudonymously as "A. Square" a plane form living in a two dimensional reality in order to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. His place in the social hierarchy is in the middle class, and he describes effectively the other classes within his world. The dangerous Women, or single lines, the dull yet powerful Isosceles Triangles, or soldiers and laymen, the Equilateral Triangle, or tradesmen, the Nobility class, or Polygon class, and the Circles, or Priests, all combine to make a social order within Flatland. Their existence is complete with class strife, discrimination, alteration, regulation, wars, and power struggles, just as any other society in existence. When A. Square dreams of another world, Lineland, he is struck by a need to explain to the inhabitants the error of their one dimensional viewpoints and introduce them to a second dimension. Noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions" in a foreword to one publication. As such, the work is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students.