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Summer Work & Reading 2023

Community Summer Read - required reading

For all Upper and Middle School students

Dear WMA Community,

Traditionally, we have used our core values - “Live Clean, Speak True, Work Hard, Play Fair” - to guide our thinking and choosing of the All Community Read. These values remain essential to our community and will continue to provide WMA with a framework for community living and programming.

This year, a committee of students in Grades 8 through 11 chose a book - “Furia” by Yamile Saied Méndez - for the All Community Read. 

In keeping with our core values, “Furia” aligns with “Work Hard.”

We hope that you enjoy the All Community Read and find at least one thing in the author’s message to take away and take to heart. Remember to read daily and enjoy your summer!

Book cover of book "Furia"


Upper School: English Class Summer Read

Students in Grades 9 through postgraduate must read additional texts selected by the English Department - for the English course in which students are enrolled in the fall. Testing/class discussion on this book will take place within the English course.

Please note, students must annotate for English reading.

Other Upper School Summer Work

Class of 2024

AP Classes



Middle School Summer 2023


English 6

English 7  

English 8