Born in France in 1651 and considered the founder of Catholic schools, John Baptist de La Salle is the patron saint of teachers and principals. Through his generous spirit and acts, he made education accessible to the young, poor, and marginalized. In this, the tercentenary -- 300th anniversary -- of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 7, 1719), we are observing a year of celebration in the Lasallian World, embracing our call as Lasallians to be people of faith, service, and community.
In the spirit of our founder, we have put together a varying list of titles that speak to the values he embodied as a teacher and as an advocate for the impoverished. You are required to read any TWO titles from the list, which covers a wide range of reading levels. We have identified titles that have been designated as YA books, but know that all students are welcome to select from the entire list. Please do not approach your summer reading as a chore, but rather, an opportunity to enjoy a good story.