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FAQs

Is The Seventh Most Important Thing the only required summer reading?

Yes. This is the only required text for middle school students. Of course, we encourage all students to read many more books over the summer, but their classes and teachers will only focus on this text on the fall.

 

How was the book chosen?

A committee of middle school teachers voted on this text, after reading many possible choices.

 

Why is this the only required text?

In years past, students had a lot of book choice, which can be great. We hope that students still read books that they personally select, but we are asking students to only read TheSeventh Most Important Thing, so we can build community in September across both middle schools. A common book, a common language, a community of readers.
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