things come in threes. Think June, July, and August and the sweet reprieve and
rest that summer brings. Think the Wildcat Read. Yes, good things do indeed
come in threes. As we continue to celebrate the power reading brings and the
third year of the Mayfield Wildcat Read, we invite the Mayfield community to
join us in embracing our 2018 Wildcat Read selection, Everything I Never Told You by Shaker Height’s native Celeste Ng.
The Wildcat Read, a community-wide reading initiative, salutes the work of Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, recognized as one of 2014’s notable books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. The narrative is set in a 1970s
Ohio college town where the Lee family tries to make sense of who they are, who
they have been, and who they might become now that they have lost their
daughter and sister—Lydia. Ng’s novel is both a mystery and tribute, a tribute to the universal desire to understand one another.
When school ends this Thursday, our stories will take us to different places, to different experiences, but we will remain connected through meeting and understanding the Lee family. Some of the Wildcat community will read on the beaches and others under our favorite trees. Despite our different locations, we will turn the pages of Ng’s book with a synergistic reading energy that will connect and unite us. As we read this compelling story, we will gasp, we will question, and we will mourn. The triumvirate of these emotions discovered in the power of story will unite us in the universals that make us human.
are grateful for the year we have had sharing in the challenges and the
triumphs that reading stirs and elicits, and we look forward to what the
2018-2019 school year brings. In the fall, we will reunite once again. When we
do, we look forward to hearing your insights about the struggles, choices, secrets,
and triumphs revealed in Everything I
Never Told You, and we will do so with the style that defines our Wildcat spirit: Together, together in a school wide student led book talk.
are also grateful to the Mayfield Academic Boosters and The Library Media Center
for their generosity which allowed us to distribute over 180 copies of Everything I Never Told You to students
and staff. As you are enjoying the repose of summer, take a moment to capture a
picture with Everything I Never Told You in
your favorite summer spot and post to our Mayfield Wildcat Read twitter @WildcatRead.
We can’t wait to see you back with us in the fall!
The Mayfield High School English Department
Kara Zickes, Chairman Lacy Long-Goldberg
Alexandra Shaw Albert Bartucci
Sharon McDermott Nicholas Somich
Kari Beery Sean McNamara
John Sullivan Jennifer Cioffi
Amy Meade Paige Zenovic
Abigail Hirsch Kerry Rutigliano