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Top Tarpon Two-Hundred Reading List

Top Tarpon Two-Hundred Reading List

See the list HERE

We are excited about reading at PIHS.  To demonstrate this, we have started the Tarpon 200 Book Challenge. Students will read books from a pre-selected list and discuss the books with the librarian to get credit for reading. After reading 50 books, students will take part in a popcorn and pickles party, at 100 books, they will be invited to a pizza party, and at 150 books, they will get to go to the movies and have a drink and a snack purchased for them. For completing all 200 books, students will get a day trip to an amusement park as well as a cord for their graduation regalia. Celebrations will happen biannually.

The list will be dynamic, with some new books added every year.  If a book has been read and then is retired from the list while the student is still in school, credit is still given towards the books.  

Series titles apply to every book in that series, ie Harry Potter is any Harry Potter book.  Reading each title does count as multiple books even though the entire series is not listed.

In addition to the big rewards, if a student completes an entire series of more than 4 books (unless listed), small awards will also be given:

Harry Potter will get a wand and a picture on the Wall of Wizards.

Game of Thrones will get to sit in the Throne of Awesomeness and have a picture on The Wall.

Lord of the Rings will get a ring and a picture taken and added to The Shire.

Other series will follow suit with rewards and pictures on appropriate walls.  

Students transferring in from other schools may come to discuss any books they have read on the list.

If a student reads a book that they feel should qualify, they may challenge the list, but they must be able to discuss the literary merit of the book in addition to normal plot summary questions.  IE, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult should be on the list because it deals with many issues teenagers face, bullying and controlling relationships for example, and causes the reader to challenge their ideas on why violence happens and who is at fault.