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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author visits campus
Colson Whitehead
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author visits campus
After months of anticipation and an all-school read, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and, National Book Award Winner, Colson Whitehead was our guest speaker on Friday evening, April 6th. His most recent novel, The Underground Railroad was our Summer 2017 All-School Read. Mr. Whitehead discussed the book and his other writings as well as read passages. A Q&A followed where many students were surprised by his brief responses. The students soon adjusted realizing that it was their job as the reader to interpret and explore the text. 

Visiting Author
Alumnus Author, Jeffrey Lilley '82
alumni shelf
Alumnus Author, Jeffrey Lilley '82

Jeff Lilley, a St. Andrew's alum from the Class of 1982 has recently published a book. His second, Have the Mountains Fallen? Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War. Jeff's first book, China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia, he co-authored with his late father, Ambassador James Lilley. His latest is a story about two men on either side of the Iron Curtain, who battled for freedom for their captive people in Central Asia. Donald Lamm, former president of Norton and chairman of the board at Yale University Press, said about the book, "Have the Mountains Fallen? is history at its best, with the qualities of a novel - narrative, color, pace."

Alumni bookshelf
Summer Reading and Enrichment
Summer Enrichment
Summer Reading and Enrichment

The summer 2018 reading and enrichment pages can be found here. Under the required reading tab, you will find over 50 recommendations from SAS faculty with their descriptions and why those books are some of their favorites. There are direct links to Amazon as well for easy ordering. From those selections, you are to choose two books. The two books you received prior to leaving for summer vacation, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (who will be visiting campus next spring!) and Mindset by Carol Dweck are required reading making a total of four books to be read over the summer.

As Mrs. Roach says in her letter, "Of course, you don't have to limit yourself to reading just four books this summer, we hope that you find lots of interesting books on this list and will read well beyond four books."

Under the summer enrichment tab, are suggestions for reading and viewing by your teachers and their various disciplines. Please check this page from time to time as it will be updated.

If you encounter any difficulty with the summer reading pages, please email library@standrews-de.org.

Enjoy your summer, and we look forward to seeing you in early September!



summer 2018
Off Campus Access
Summer Access
Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password. Any questions? See this video for a login demonstration! (you may need a plugin to view).