Summer Reading Program
Welcome to Trinity’s New One School, One Read
The English Department is excited to announce that our 2020-21 summer reading selection is Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.
As part of our new program, all students will read Goodbye Days. Zentner says, “It is the story of a young man struggling with grief and guilt after an accident that killed his three best friends that he may have helped cause by texting them while they were driving.” While Carver struggles to come terms with the accident, he is invited to spend a “goodbye day” with the families to do all the things they would have done had they had a chance to do them before his friends died. It is a powerful story about living life and the power of forgiveness.
Watch the trailer to find out more about the book.
Trinity’s English department encourages families to connect with the book and each other by reading Goodbye Days together.
Jeff Zentner’s book confronts the issues of death, guilt, anxiety, regret, depression and grief, all while providing readers with healthy options to cope with these issues. With this in mind, Trinity’s English department encourages families to connect with the book and each other by reading Goodbye Days together. As you read, you will discover that Carver, the protagonist of the book, is pushed to reach out to his parents and sister when he is struggling. The English department believes that by reading this book together, your family will make the open dialogue connections that Carver was desperately looking for after the accident.
Please use the following themes from the book to guide your discussions as you read Goodbye Days.
Obtaining the Book
Students are encouaged to support local booksellers when purchasing Goodbye Days.
Carmichael’s Booksellers is coordinating an effort to support Trinity students.
- They have two locations, Frankfort Ave. and Bardstown Road.
- Books can be delivered or purchased for pickup
- Click here to purchase the book from Carmichaels Bookstores.
Students can also download a copy of the book or audiobook using SORA through Trinity’s library. Watch the video below for more information.
Students are encouraged to FOLLOW the library on social media for some exciting ways to interact with the book and author over the summer!
- Earn extra credit in your English class before the first day of class
- Watch for links to videos from the author
- An opportunity to write and post your own book review
- Develop questions for our Q&A sessions with the author in the fall
- Additional discussion questions for the book
Courses with Exceptions and/or Additions
Click on the course to read more about the requirements.
E400 AP English Lit and Comp
Click on the book cover to read more about The Chosen and purchase the book.
Books are available at local retailers like Carmichael’s, at the Louisville Free Public Library, and through Trinity’s library eBook app Sora.
Click here to assess the worksheet each student needs to complete for The Chosen.
For more information about this book and its requirements, contact Tony Lococo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books are available at local retailers like Carmichael’s, at the Louisville Free Public Library, and through Trinity library’s eBook app Sora.
E200 AP Seminar
Students taking E200 for the 2020-2021 school year should read two books over the summer—Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner and any one book chosen from the list below:
Books are available at local retailers like Carmichael’s, the Louisville Free Public Library, and Trinity’s eBook Sora app.
For more information about these book choices and their academic requirements this fall, contact Jason Daniel at email@example.com
E300 AP English Lang and Comp
Students taking E300 for the 2020-2021 school year should read two books over the summer—Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner and any one book chosen from the list below.
Choose one: (click on the book cover for more information)
Books are available at local retailers like Carmichael’s, the Louisville Free Public Library, and through Trinity library’s eBook app Sora.
For more information about these book choices and the academic requirements students will complete when they return in the fall, contact Frank Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
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