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Summer Work for Students: Home

MUS Reading, Math, and Other Materials

Hyde Library will be open this summer on Wednesdays from 8-3, from June 1 to July 27 (closed on June 29 and July 6).

NOTE: These book options are for students NOT enrolled in a Reading Mastery summer class.

If you are taking a Reading Mastery class in summer school, your book choices will come from a different list.

Check SmartSearch to find print and digital copies in the MUS Library or online. If you want to buy your own copies, books will be available at Novel Memphis and other local bookstores and from online vendors. It's acceptable to listen to an audiobook as long as you read the book visually as well.

Summer School Course Reading Mastery Lists

These selections are for ONLY those students enrolled in summer Reading Mastery classes.

Owls Read 2022

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Note: Grades 7 and 8 should read the Young Readers Edition.

Grades 9-12 should read the standard, unabridged edition.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him. (From the Publisher)

In 2020, the English Department introduced an annual school-wide summer reading program in which everyone in the MUS community reads a work selected by the headmaster and a faculty committee. The annual Owls Read selection offers a focus of discussion among students, faculty, and staff for the following school year.

Students at every grade level will see that these selections are listed as one of their required summer reading books. The Hyde Library has copies of the book in the library and on OverDrive via the Sora app.


For additional summer programs and information, please see:

Help Lab

A summer math review packet Help Lab will be open on selected Tuesdays (July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 2) from 9 a.m. – noon for any student who needs to ask questions. (Visit the Upper School office for lab location.) Prior to those in-person Tuesday sessions, students with questions may email the math chairs for help ( or