NAHS 2021 Summer Reading

NAHS 2021 Summer Reading Program:

Global Voices


Directions: Please read the appropriate section below to review the summer reading expectations for your English class.  Click here for a video explaining the program for all upcoming 9th, 10th, and Junior Honors students.


Freshman English, Sophomore English and Junior Honors English:


The primary goal of our school-wide summer reading program is to provide students with the opportunity to read and hear stories from people across the world in order to build a better understanding of diverse cultures and experiences. Students will reflect on what the different works reveal about themselves and the world around them. 


To achieve these goals, explore theSummer Reading Choice Board that includes hyperlinks to works of varying lengths and difficulties in the following categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction and audio/visual.  


After exploring the Choice Board:


  • Select one work from each category to study.

  • Complete the 2021 Summer Reading Assignmentby the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • Be prepared to submit these assignments to your English teacher in September.          

  • Feel free to continue exploring the additional resources on the Global Voices Choice Board!


Junior Advanced Placement and Senior Advanced Placement English:


The goals of the Junior AP and Senior AP summer reading programs are more content specific.  Therefore, their summer reading requirements are more intensive than the school-wide requirements. Click here to access the Junior AP reading expectations; clickhere to access the Senior AP reading expectations. 


How To Access Materials:


Please note that the selections on the Junior AP and Senior AP reading lists are not all hyperlinks; however, many of these books and other great books are available at our local public libraries or as a free eBook download.  


We encourage all students to utilize the following resources: 

  • Richard’s Memorial Library

  • Boston Public Library’s digital resources (Click hereto watch an instructional video on how to obtain a BPL eCard.)

  • the Libby App (Click here to watch an instructional video on how to access books using the Libby App.)

  • Hoopla App

  • the Kindle App


In addition, most titles are available for download on Kindles, and some are available in audio formats.  You can also purchase these titles from An Unlikely Story in Plainville and Barnes & Noble Books in East Walpole, along with  


Happy reading, watching and listening!