Over the next few months, we will be revealing the titles that will become the summer reading options for the summer of 2015. Students will select one title from a list of around five novels per grade (In the subject line of the post, “Freshmen” means that the book will be read by incoming freshmen, not existing ones, etc.).
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Golden Boy is a moving, eye-opening, and amazing account of prejudice and acceptance. Habo has albinism and has never been accepted, not even by all of the members of his family. He lives in a small village in Tanzania, but when his family is forced to move to the village of Mwanza, he learns what being Albino means in some parts of Tanzania. He learns that albino body parts are thought to be lucky and it is common to hunt people with albinism. Habo realizes he is in grave danger and must leave his family to find a place where he will be safe and accepted. You will be captivated by Habo’s journey to a new city and his quest to find his place in society.