Summer Reading List 2023

Required Summer Reading

7th and 8th Grades

Refugee by Alan Gratz

9th and 10th Grades

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

11th and 12th Grades and Postgraduates

Legacy: 15 lessons in Leadership
What the All Blacks Can Teach us About the Business of Life
by James Kerr

AP Course Summer Reading

Required for all students who are enrolled in any Advanced Placement (AP) course for the 2023-2024 school year.

Purchase Books

All books are available for purchase through BNC Book Store online, Amazon, or your preferred bookseller.

Questions? Reach Out!

If you have any questions about the required summer reading, please reach out to the Academic Office at 845-855-4819. Thank you!

Buy Textbooks

Everyone should read another book of your choice this summer - try something that is unlike anything you’ve read before! A graphic novel, biography of someone you know nothing about, poetry, a novel in verse, or another genre you like. Need ideas? Check out this Goodreads List of the Best Books of the 21st Century.Amy Foster, Director of Gardiner Library and learning commons