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Curse of the Summer Reading List

June 5, 2017

It just happened, the annual gripe session at the beginning of June when students find out they have a summer reading list. This year, I ignored my daughters’ complaints and quietly drove them to Brick & Mortar Booksellers. Two years ago when they complained, I wrote a blog post about their gripe session. It sounded pretty similar to this year’s, just with different books.

Dysfunctional Literacy

He wondered why there was no Ernest Hemingway on the summer reading list (image via wikimedia) He wondered why there was no Ernest Hemingway on the summer reading list (image via wikimedia)

My oldest daughter received her school’s summer reading list yesterday, and she was not happy about it.  Her idea of summer is sitting around the house doing nothing until we take our vacation.  I don’t blame her.  I had lots of summer vacations where I sat around and did nothing, and that was before cable and the internet.  It’s a lot more fun to sit around and do nothing than it was 35 years ago.  But this summer, my daughter has another reading list.

“It’s my summer break,” she fumed.  “What is it about ‘break’ that they don’t understand?”

I laughed, not at her words, but at her level of outrage.  She has to read and complete book reports for a grand total of… two books.  Students are supposed to choose one from a…

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