Upper school seniors, juniors, sophomores attend ReCreate Reading meetings


Tiffany Wong

Students reading “A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics” listen as a student discusses his experience with a strange dream. This ReCreate Reading group was advised by history teacher Dr. Ruth Meyer and had 16 students in total.

by Nerine Uyanik, Humans of Harker Asst. Videographer and Feature Photographer

Upper school seniors, juniors and sophomores connected with their ReCreate Reading groups for the program’s post-summer meetings this morning.

Today’s discussions invited both students and their ReCreate Reading group advisors to share their thoughts on their books. Some groups began their meetings with students writing down reading questions on pieces of paper and handing them to their group advisors to answer, while others participated in quiz-style activities to see who could answer the most questions about their books.

“It was a fascinating autobiography concerning now-daily show host Trevor Noah’s childhood in apartheid South Africa,” Simar Bajaj (10), who was a part of Latin and history teacher Clifford Hull’s reading group for “Born of Crime” by Trevor Noah, said. “[Mr. Hull] is South African, so he provided an interesting insight to the times.”

Before attending today’s book discussions, students met with their advisory for 15 minutes. Freshmen did not attend ReCreate Reading group meetings and instead stayed with their advisory for the hour to talk about the books they read over the summer. Students chose their ReCreate Reading books from a selection of 69 titles before spring break last school year and attended their first ReCreate Reading group meeting on April 10.