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HAMS Summer Reading 2020

HAMS Summer Reading 2020

Welcome to HAMS!

I am Ms. Drown and I am lucky enough to teach English at Hebron Academy Middle School, which means I get to read great books and discuss them with thoughtful, enthusiastic students like you.

The summer reading list is intended to keep us reading, and keep our brains powered up while we are out of school. It is also intended to challenge us. I am challenging myself this summer with reading Moby Dick. It’s not easy going! 

The goal this summer is to read The Giver and at least two more books. The more books the better!  We all read at different rates, and it should be enjoyable to escape into a good book or learn about something that interests you, so don’t rush through them, but instead relish them. I say “read,” but if you like to listen to books on audio, that is fine too. I love to listen to a good audiobook in the car. It’s a great way to have several books going at once! 

I hope you will share with me some of your favorite reading spots and even send along a photo of yourself reading in one of your favorite spots! Just yesterday after a refreshing swim, I sat in my beach chair with the late afternoon sun warming me as I dug my toes into the sand and read a few chapters. Heaven! Reading at the beach or on the boat are favorite spots for me.  

If you have any questions about the summer reading or want to send me a photo of your favorite reading spot, you can email me at I am off to many adventures this summer, including some sailing trips on the Maine coast in Penobscot Bay and beyond, but I’ll be checking in. 

You can find the complete Summer Reading List by grade and the Reading Log here

I can’t wait to see you and hear about your summer adventures when we return to Hebron in the fall! Happy adventure reading!