Summer Reading

Summer is almost here and summer reading is required for all Essex Tech students, including incoming freshmen.  All students are expected to read at least one book over the summer. The book can be fiction or nonfiction but must be written for young adults or adults.  

When students return to school, English teachers will assign a summer reading assessment.  

Students entering AP Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition courses have a separate summer reading assignment.  Students who are enrolled in these courses will be given the assignment before the end of school by the teacher.

Please consider purchasing your summer reading books on Saturday, June 2, when Essex Tech will host a Book Fair Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in Peabody, MA, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the children’s area. Essex Tech students will be on site to read children’s stories and lead crafts. We hope to see you there!

When making a purchase at the store, use promo code 12368775 at check out.  Can’t make the book fair? Order online at and use promo code 12368775, so our school gets credit for the purchase.

Thank you, and read on!

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