HONORS 9- SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT Casey Matthews
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For summer reading you will read Boxers & Saints by Gene Yuen Yang; these are graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1899-1900. It is important to read the books in a particular order (Boxers first, then Saints) so that, as a class, the experience of “unfolding” the story is the same. You will also need to research a little about the Boxer Rebellion before you begin reading, especially if you are unfamiliar with the history behind the books; I have included a QR code and the link that will take you to many valuable resources.
Here are some questions that you are not required to turn in, but these are more for discussion when school begins.
Also, take notes about the characters of Lee Bao and Four-Girl (Vibiana), their development and their actions and consider the following questions:
I look forward to meeting all you in August. Please check your emails periodically over the summer, as I will send you a syllabus for the class. Have a great summer!
Link/QR code to historical background: