*Please note - There may still be a few updates made to this page. Please check back or contact the mentor directly.
This book list is to give your family an idea of what books will be required for each class. As every family is different, the number of classes your family takes will determine how many books are purchased. Therefore, we ask that you purchase these books on your own. Only purchase the books for classes that your own children will be taking. This is not part of the registration fee for the class. These books are purchased by the family above and beyond the class fees.
If you choose to utilize a third party charter such as MTH or LAU, simply keep your receipts and expense them to that charter. The books specifically will not have a receipt from Polar Star. Although you may request a receipt for your class fees from Polar Star.
____________________________________________________________________________ Polar Star Kickoff This happens before school begins each year. The book we read for Kickoff is to give us a theme for the year as well as an all day activity to get to know one another. It is a highlight for the teens at the end of summer. Read before Kickoff! (September 3, 2020)
Sword of Freedom 1st Semester • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher-Stowe o *It's a long one - almost 400 pages to read or over 18 hours to listen--so start NOW :) We recommend listening WHILE reading because of the unique dialect. A free audio version is available here: https://librivox.org/uncle-toms-cabin-by-harriet-beecher-stowe/ It would be best if you are about half way through the book by our first day of class on September 10th. The book discussion will be on October 1st. • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt • Abraham Lincoln by Wilbur F. Gordy • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Hero Project 2nd Semester Coming Soon!
Pyramid 1st Semester • Making Connections (aka Inteligro Math) by Tiffany Earl o *Parents need to read this before classes start. Students will be assigned chapters from it throughout the first semester. https://shop.lemimentortraining.com/Making-Connections-eBook-EPUB-file-Was-Inteligro-Math-104-epub.htm • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham o *This book needs to be read by students before the first day of class. • String, Straight Edge and Shadow by Julia E. Diggins • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury • The Wright Brothers by Russell Freedman (make sure it is the one by this author)
2nd Semester • The Rent Collector by Camron Wright • A Beginner’s Guide to the Construction of the Universe by Michael S. Schneider o This will count as two books and will be assigned by chapters. • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Georgics • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder o *Read before the first day of class • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe • The Law by Frederic Bastiat
Quest 1 & 2 • A Place to Stand by Gene Veith • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey • Give Me Liberty by David J. Vaughan • Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox • Lincoln: A Photo-biography by Russell Freedman • Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card • Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki • Gandhi: Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton (available through the LEMI store) • My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King • You also need to have access to a few pages of A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
Quest 3 • **Optional summer reading—fantastic stories of America by Louis L’amour: o Sackett’s Land o To the Far Blue Mountains o Warrior’s Path o Jubal Sackett • Wild Swans by Jung Chang o **This is also an optional book but the most amazing history of China & Communism! • A Song for the Stars by Ilima Todd • The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright • My Name Used to be Muhammad by Tito Momen • The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Shakespeare Conquest • Cliffs Complete Hamlet by William Shakespeare o If your family doesn’t already own a copy, you may contact KeriLyn Barr to be in a group order. o A few copies have also been donated to the Polar Star library. These are first-come-first-served. Contact Crystine Riches for those copies.