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SSA Senior School Summer Reading- Required Reading

English Required Text: See the list below for your Form’s text. You should be prepared to discuss it in your English class, so be sure to read and annotate it in such a way that you have some knowledge of it in your working memory when you are back on campus; your fall-term English teacher will give you more details about what you will do with that knowledge when you meet him/her on the first day of classes. Above all, enjoy the reading!


Form III (Grade 9)

March Book I


Form IV (Grade 10)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


Form V (Grade 11)

Nickel and Dimed: on not getting by in America (please read the 20th anniversary editon)


Form VI (Grade 12)

This I Believe


Please see below for more information about each title. If you have any questions regarding Summer Reading, please reach out to Dr. David Barndollar or Ms. Lindsey Myers.

English Required Texts

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads: We encourage all students to read and enjoy numerous books this summer. The list of Recommended Reads below includes award winners, books by authors visiting Pittsburgh in the coming year, and best-of lists from numerous sources. We also encourage students to participate in their local public library’s summer reading program. 

Printz Award Winners

Selected Titles from Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures 10 Evenings

Read a book and then see the author live and in-person at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. Click HERE to learn more. 

Other booklists to review!