2019 Summer Reading Assignments

Summer assignments should be completed before school begins in August. Any work associated with an assignment should be printed and brought to the first day of classes unless otherwise stated in the specific assignment document. All students should expect a summer reading exam the first week of the new school year.

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Boys

  • African American Literature
    • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • American Studies
    • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • American Literature
    Pick ONE of the following:
    • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
    • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
    • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Educated by Tara Westover
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Latin
  • AP English Literature & Composition
    • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    • The Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      Please read the following selections: “Dedication,” “The Coming of Arthur,” “Merlin and Vivien,” “Lancelot and Elaine,” “The Holy Grail,” “The Last Tournament,” “Guinevere,” “The Passing of Arthur”
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
    • The Trouble with Poetry by Billie Collins 
    • The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl
  • Detective Fiction
    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 
      Digital: Project Gutenberg Edition produced by Charles Keller available for free download at iBooks.
  • English 1
  • English 2
    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • French 3
  • Honors English 1
    • Please select one of the titles on this list.
  • Honors English 2
    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
    • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Honors French 2
  • Honors French 3
  • Honors Spanish 2
  • Honors Spanish 3
  • Literature into Film
    • Pick ONE of the following novels. The instructors also require that you view the film version of the novel before the start of class.
      • Marathon Man by William Goldman
      • True Grit by Charles Portis
      • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Mandarin 4
  • Multicultural Literature
    • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Perspectives of War
    • In a Time of War by Bill Murphy, Jr.
  • Religious Literature
    • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    • Cajas de Cartón by Francisco Jimenez
  • United States History
    • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 
  • World History/Global Studies
    • Sophomores: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
 

Girls

  • African American Literature
    • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • American Literature
    • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    • Educated by Tara Westover
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Latin
  • AP English Literature & Composition
    Pick ONE of the following:
    • Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
    • The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
    • Obasan by Joy Kogawa
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
    • The Trouble with Poetry by Billie Collins
    • The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl
  • Detective Fiction
    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 
      Digital: Project Gutenberg Edition produced by Charles Keller available for free download at iBooks.
  • English 1
    • Please select one of the titles on this list.
  • English 2
    • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 
  • French 3
  • Honors English 1
  • Honors English 2
    • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
    • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Honors French 2
  • Honors French 3
  • Honors Spanish 2
  • Honors Spanish 3
  • Literature into Film
    • Q & A by Vikas Swarup
  • Mandarin 4
  • Multicultural Literature
    • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Perspectives of War
    • In a Time of War by Bill Murphy
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    • Cajas de Cartón by Francisco Jimenez
  • United States History
    • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Women in Literature
    Pick ONE of the following:

    • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
    • Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros
    • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
    • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
    • Circe by Madeline Miller