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Summer 2024 - Required Reading

Following is the required summer reading for students who will be attending Millbrook for the 2024-2025 school year; this list should be read according to the form students will be entering for the upcoming school year. This reading is assessed at the very beginning of the school year, and so it is important that your child completes it.

Please make arrangements to purchase these books at your local bookstore or via an online bookstore of your choosing. 
 
    REQUIRED SUMMER READING
    IIIrd form (Class of 2028) Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon (ISBN: 978-1400032716)

    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)
    IVth form (Class of 2027) Born a Crime, Trevor Noah (ISBN: 978-1473635302)

    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)
    IVth form honors Born a Crime, Trevor Noah (ISBN: 978-1473635302)

    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)

    The Tradition
    , Jericho Brown (ISBN: 978-1556594861) *Optional but encouraged
    Vth form (Class of 2026)
    There There, Tommy Orange (Vintage ISBN-10: ‎ 0525436146 ISBN-13: 978-0525436140)

    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN 978-0-593-17708-2)
    Vth form honors
    The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid (Harvest; ISBN: 978-0156034029)
    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)

    There There
    , Tommy Orange (Vintage ISBN-10: ‎ 0525436146 ISBN-13: 978-0525436140) *Optional but encouraged
    VIth form (Class of 2025)
    VIth form students (not enrolled in AP) are required to read two texts over the summer. In addition to reading Home is Not a Country by Afia Elhillo, we recommend incoming VIth form student read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Students should read the text which corresponds to their English elective listed below. They receive their fall course schedules in early August.

    REQUIRED FOR ALL VITH FORM
    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)

    Suggested for all VIth Form
    Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (ISBN-13: 978-0593318171)

    FALL ELECTIVE CLASSES

    Elements of Poetry

    Bright Dead Things: Poems, Ada Límon (ISBN-10: ‎ 1571314717, ISBN-13: 978-1571314710)

    Elements of Fiction Writing
    I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home: A novel, Lorrie Morre

    Difficult Fruit
    Lunar Follies – Gilbert Sorrentino (ISBN: 978-1566891691)

    Witchcraft
    Circe – Madeline Miller (ISBN: 9781408890042)
    VIth form AP
    Home is Not a Country, Safia Elhillo (ISBN: 978-0-593-17708-2)

    Things Fall Apart –
    Chinua Achebe (ISBN: ‎978-0385474542)

    A Tale for the Time Being –
    Ruth Ozeki (ISBN: 978-0143124870)