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MUS 2020 Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading: Introducing Owls Read

Summer Reading: Introducing Owls Read

The English Department introduces an annual school-wide summer reading program in which everyone in the MUS community will read a work selected by the headmaster and a faculty committee. The annual Owls Read selection will offer a focus of discussion among students, faculty, and staff for the following school year.

This year the MUS community will read two of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most significant works, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have A  Dream.” Students at every grade level will see that these selections are listed as one of their required summer reading books.

Students wanting additional context for King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream” are advised to read or view one or more of the following:

Books

  • Why We Can’t Wait (1964) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Parting the Waters: America in the King Years (1954-1963) – Taylor Branch
  • Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years (1963-1965) – Taylor Branch
  • At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years (1965-1968) – Taylor Branch

Documentaries

  • Eyes on the Prize (PBS)
  • At the River I Stand (Dir. David Appleby)

If you would like to support a Memphis independent bookstore, call Novel Bookstore or Burke’s Bookstore to purchase the Tale Blazers edition that contains both works. Novel and Burke’s have copies of this edition available for approximately $3.50. If you choose to read the works online, make sure to read unabridged versions.

Summer Courses 2020

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Dear MUS Community,

After adjusting our summer programs to accommodate Shelby County Health Department and Memphis Back-to-Business plan recommendations, we are excited to provide you some new fun enrichment opportunities!

THE DETAILS

See an updated document of all our camps HERE – note that several new camps and courses have been added throughout! Go to musowls.org/summer to see camp contact information or to register.

Here are the latest in programming adjustments:

We will hold Summer Review and Prep-for-Success June classes online. We anticipate returning to campus for July camps.

NEW Learn Like an Owl on-campus courses for rising 5th and 6th graders are scheduled July 6-24. (These courses will not be offered online.)

NEW Camp U, our summer day camp for boys entering first through seventh grades, will be held on-campus July 6-17.

We hope to resume Sports Camps in July. Baseball, Lacrosse, and Soccer camps have not been rescheduled yet. Basketball camps have been rescheduled for July.

The health and safety of our boys, their families, and our faculty and staff are a top priority. We will move forward with summer programs as it is safe to do so, incorporating recommended protocols and safeguards for the protection of all.

We will offer full refunds for canceled classes or camps, and we will begin refunding money to those who paid for June lunches in about a week.