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Note: All regular offerings are available in the bookstore. With the exception of AP US Book, Destiny of the Republic, all students are expected to buy their respective AP books on their own in July when schedules are finalized. The Bookstore is open 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and may be reached by calling 203.625.5826.


GRADE 9

ALL STUDENTS (Boys only)

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

WORLD CULTURES

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0385474547

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Grade 10

ALL STUDENTS (Boys only)

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Power

EUROPEAN

Maus: Volumes 1 & 2 (Combined Edition) by Art Spiegelman
ISBN: 0679748407 

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Grade 11

ALL STUDENTS (Boys only)

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

 REGULAR UPPER SCHOOL

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
ISBN: 0871138743

REGULAR UPPER SCHOOL CIVIL RIGHTS

When I Was A Slave by Norman R. Yetman
ISBN: 0486420701

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Grade 12

 ALL STUDENTS (Boys only)

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller



 

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Math

The Mathematics Department is not giving required summer reading this year.  However, the following books in the fields of math and statistics all make very interesting reading and are highly recommended.

MATH

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, William Dunham
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, Simon Singh
The Math Instinct: Why You're a Mathematical Genius (Along with Lobsters, Birds, Cats, and Dogs), Keith Devlin
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin A. Abbott
The Mathematical Tourist: New and Updated Snapshots of Modern Mathematics, Ivars Peterson
Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic, Barry R. Clarke

STATISTICS

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely
The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart, Ian Ayres
 


Advanced Placement

US GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Consitution by Carol Berkin
ISBN: 0156028727

US HISTORY

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
ISBN: 0385526261

 WORLD HISTORY

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
ISBN: 0802715524

EUROPEAN HISTORY

Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen by Richard Wunderli
ISBN: 0253207517

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Where am I Wearing by Kelsey Timmerman
ISBN: 1118277554

ECONOMICS

The World is Flat 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN: 0312425074
Select portions---the first nine chapters

PSYCHOLOGY

BWK students:
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher and Ruth Ross
ISBN: 0345392825

GA students:
Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
ISBN: 0345434854 

ART HISTORY (Choose one)

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
ISBN: 0142003697

Stealing the Mystic Lamb by Noah Charney
ISBN: 1610390962

COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

China Wakes by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl Wudunn
ISBN: 1610392353 

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Brunswick School • Greenwich, CT
Upper School 100 Maher Avenue • Lower & Middle Schools 1252 King Street • Pre School 116 Maple Avenue

Main phone: 203.625.5800 • Alumni phone: 800.546.9425