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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 1, 2022)
Key of Liberty 1st Semester Red Scarf Girl, Ji-li Jiang (Book discussion 1st day of class, so start reading now!) William Bradford, Pilgrim Boy, Bradford Smith John Adams, the Reluctant Patriot of the Revolution, Leonard Falkner (look for a free archived copy, or we can do a group order from LEMI for about $12/book; a group order option will be announced in the coming weeks.) Being George Washington, Glenn Beck 2nd Semester The Freedom Factor, Gerald Lund Fifty-Five Fathers, Selma R. Williams (look for a free archived copy, or we can do a group order from LEMI for about $12/book; a group order option will be announced in the coming weeks.) The Great Little Madison, Jean Fritz “The Proper Role of Government,” Ezra Taft Benson (included in the student binders)
Sword of Freedom/Hero Project 1st Semester Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher-Stowe Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt Abraham Lincoln, Wilbur F. Gordy To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Pyramid 1st Semester Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham (due the first day of class) A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, Michael S. Schneider (we will be using this book the whole year so plan on having it the first day) The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Georgics 1st Semester Little Men, Louisa May Alcott The Midwife’s Apprentice, Karen Cushman Little Britches, Ralph Moody
Quest 1 & 2
1st Semester The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program, Stanley D. Frank (read the first 3 chapters before the first day of class) A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens, Oliver DeMille, Shannon Brooks A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther, Gene Edward Vieth, Jr. 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry, Davin J. Vaughan Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown, Clinton Cox Narrative of the Life and Death of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass A Call To Mercy, Mother Teresa Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword, Jeanette Eaton (LEMI book; let us know by August 20th if you want to join a group order) My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr., Corretta Scott King I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai The Singing Tree, Kate Seredy
1st Semester CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare