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Summer Reading Reminder

Please remind your student to complete this year’s summer reading assignment before the start of school.

This year our focus is on China in transition in the 21st Century, which is also our overarching theme for the fall term.
Students choose one of the following texts:
Factory Girls: From Village to City in A Changing China by Leslie T. Chang
Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China by James Fallows
China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of a New China by John Pomfret
Dragon Bones by Lisa See

Assessment will take place in English and ESL classes in the fall; a variety of activities and opportunities will be offered throughout the fall term to reinforce the summer reading experience for students and faculty. Please click here for book details and links to order.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.