What We’re Reading

The Witches: Salem, 1692
By Stacy Schiff

The high school is digging into the Salem witch trials and the middle school is reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond this year, so you know I’m rereading this engaging (if not totally convincing) history of the witch trials so I can drop some awesome anecdotes into the conversation. You can do the same thing! —Amy

On The Come Up
By Angie Thomas
Stepsister
By Jennifer Donnelly

I loved reading The Hate You Give in the high school mini book club last year, but I actually think this second book by Angie Thomas is even better. —Amy

Y’all know I am all about the fairy tale retellings, and this one is all about Cinderella’s “ugly” stepsister and her life after Cinderella’s happily-ever-after. It’s feminist, subversive, and shakes up everything you think you know about fairy tales. Totally worth a read! —Amy


 The Academy library relies on the honor system, and students can check out one book/resource at a time. Keep the book as long as you like, but you are responsible for replacing it if you lose it somewhere along the way. The one exception to this rule is our audiobook collection that corresponds to class reading assignments — please be considerate of other students who might want to use these resources and only keep these specific audiobooks for one week.