Summer Reading

St. Edward CCHS uses the “One Book, One School” system. The entire student body reads the same book over the summer, and all classes will use it in the curriculum.


This year, the summer 2019  reading selection for all grade levels is “I’ll Push You” by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck.

All St. Edward High School students entering grades 9-12 in August will be expected to read “I’ll Push You” before the first day of school, so that they are ready to engage with teachers and peers in all their classes through discussions, projects, and assessments. All teachers, staff members, administrators and other school personnel will also be reading the book.

We have included an assignment to help your student better understand and interact with the book. These assignments will be graded by your student’s English teacher. This assignment will be due the first day of school, August 15, 2019, for all students. Please see attachment for more information. Please note, there will be an in-class essay and possibly a test the first week of school in all English classes.

Previous books read by students and staff:

2018 – “March:  Book One” by John Lewis

2017 – “Maus:  My Father Bleeds History” by Art Speigelman

2016 – “I Beat the Odds” by Michael Orr

2015 – “Left to Tell” Immaculee Illibagiza