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Summer Reading 2021

Required summer reading for Boston Latin School students.

General Information



From Susan Moran, English Program Director


All English courses, with the exception of electives (AP Language and Composition, Creative Writing, and Humanities) carry a summer reading requirement. Students should check the webpages by grade level that provide the required reading titles and links for full access to the books indicated for their 2021-22 courses. In the fall, students will complete a timed writing assignment or other assessment based on one or more of the required books. We hope you'll enjoy the required titles we've chosen and will continue to read other books for your personal enjoyment over the summer months.


From the Keefe Library 


All students can access summer reading titles by:

  • Borrowing digital ebooks through the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Hoopla platform (all links to books are provided on grade level pages)
  • Borrowing digital ebooks through Teen Book Cloud (all links to books are provided on grade level pages)
  • Rising 7th and 10th graders attending a Boston Public School will receive a copy of their summer reading in June from their school.

Additionally, students and families have the option of obtaining a physical copy of their book through the BPL catalog or as a downloadable audiobook.


All the information on how to access books through Hoopla, links to books in electronic form, supplemental materials (such as videos, reviews and book lists) is on the BLS Keefe Library Summer Reading 2021 libguide.

Students with audio access accommodation on their Individual Education Plans (IEPs) will be able to access the English summer reading choices through Bookshare or Learning Ally.



Contact librarian Deeth Ellis ( with questions.