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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.
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 2, 2021)
Key of Liberty •Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang (read for 1st day of class) William Bradford, Pilgrim Boy by Bradford Smith John Adams, The Reluctant Patriot of the Revolution by Leonard Faulkner (Let Sis. Meyer know if you need this book; she'll need to order from LEMI. She also has a few copies.) The Making of George Washington by William H. Wilbur (This can be hard to find; let Sis. Meyer know if you need this book.)
Sword of Freedom 1st Semester •Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (This is a long book, so it's a good idea to start it early.) Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt Abraham Lincoln by Wilber F. Gordy To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2nd Semester The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom Flags of Our Fathers (adapted for young people) by Ron Powers Hiroshima by John Hersey
1st Semester Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Due first day of class) The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly String, Straightedge, and Shadow by Julia E. Diggins The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 2nd Semester The Wright Brothers by Russell Freedman Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
1st Semester Little Men by Louisa May Alcott Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Semester Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas (Due 1st day of class. Look for Georgic principles & results) The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen 2nd Semester The Law by Fredric Bastiat TBA Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
Quest 1 & 2
A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther by Gene Edward Vieth, Jr. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean R. Covey The Evelin Wood Seven Day Speed Reading and Learning Program by Stanley D Frank Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry by David J. Vaughan Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki My Life With Martin Luther King by Coretta Scott King The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
First semester Seven habits by Covey Telling Yourself the truth by Backus and Chapain Understanding the times by Noebel Jonathon Livingston seagull by Macmillan Seawolf by Jack London My name used to be Muhammed by Tito Momen
• 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.
Helen by Euripides A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt King Lear by William Shakespeare The Misanthrope by Moliére