ND Reads

Each year Notre Dame High School selects a book that highlights an issue connected to the school’s mission and programs. Parents and community members are then invited to join students, faculty and staff in reading the book.  Throughout the year various activities allow the community to deepen their understanding of the issue and share their thoughts both inside and outside the classroom. 

This year, we will journey from Hawaii to Santa Cruz as we follow the lives of a monk seal and the marine biologist who vowed to save him.  For the 2015-16 school year we are pleased to announce we will be reading The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species by Terrie M. Williams.  Through this honest and heartfelt story, Dr. Williams, a wildlife biologist and director of the Marine Mammal Physiology Program at UC Santa Cruz, shares her personal story and relationship with Kauai Pup 2 (KP2), a friendly seal born on a beach and abandoned by his mother.  Theirs is a story of survival, joy, heartbreak, politics and protests and we’re sure it will capture the minds and hearts of our students as we integrate it into our curriculum.




Author Visit – October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Meet Dr. Terrie Williams
Location:  Notre Dame High School


La Verdad
by Mary Jo Ignoffo & Lucia Cerna

Tattoos on the Heart
by Gregory Boyle, S.J.

I'm Not Leaving
by Carl Wilkins

Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

The Distant Land of My Fathers
by Bo Caldwell

Funny in Farsi
by Firoozeh Dumas

Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
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