Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Department continues its tradition of assigning summer reading for students at all grade levels. These titles have been selected both to reinforce what students have learned in past years as well as to introduce them to new topics that will be considered in the new school year.

All students at a given grade level will read the same book. Teachers will assess students’ knowledge and understanding of the readings at their discretion, usually through class discussion, a quiz, an essay, or a combination of these options. To prepare for the assessment, students are urged to take notes based on the guide questions which can be accessed below.

We hope you enjoy your summer, and your summer reading!


D'Adamo, Francesco
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Hesse, Herman
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Stevenson, Bryan
Just Mercy
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Kushner, Harold S.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People.
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Blum, Howard
The Brigade
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(Please note: this is for Ethics of War and Peace students ONLY)

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