Ethnic Literature

Ethnic Literature

Summer Reading List 2018

Step One: Book Selection

  • From the list below, choose a book that looks interesting to you.


    *The list was created to allow significant choice for students with varied interests. Ultimately, the choice of the title from this list is up to students and parents.*

Step Two: Assignment During Reading

  • While reading your chosen book, please highlight, sticky note, or annotate for motifs.

  • Motifs:  symbols,images, or ideas that keep popping up in the book again and again.

Step Three: Assignment After Reading

  • After reading your chosen book, please write a response and answer the following questions:  

  • What do you think the theme of the book is?  

  • How have the items you have marked helped to develop that theme?  

**Use the motifs you noted during your reading to guide your thinking about theme.  What is the repetition of those symbols or ideas saying about the world/life?

Your response should be written on a notecard (one side).  Please bring it to class on the first day of school.

Step Four: In August

  • Upon returning to school in August, students will complete analysis and reflection assignments connected to the reading.

Please contact Mrs. Susan Summers at if you have any questions.  

Ethnic Literature Reading Choices