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Summer Reading

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT REQUIRED SUMMER READING 2016

Students entering the following grades and English classes must read the indicated books during the summer. During the first weeks of school, English teachers will require all students to deliver oral or written projects/reports on the books they have read.

GRADE 9

Students entering 9th grade are required to read the following three books.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith
Angela's Ashes
- McCourt
A Raisin in the Sun
- Hansberry

GRADE 10

Students entering 10th grade English (British Literature) must read the following three books:

Wide Sargasso Sea - Rhys
1984 - Orwell
Sense and Sensibility - Austen

Students entering 10th grade English Honors must read the following four books:

Beowulf - trans. Heaney (Read Beowulf before Grendel)
Grendel
- Gardner
Rebecca
- Du Maurier
The Picture of Dorian Gray -
Wilde

GRADE 11

Students entering 11th grade English (American Literature) must read the following three books:

The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
The Awakening - Chopin
Woman Warrior - Kingston

Students entering 11th grade AP English Language and Composition must read the following four books:

The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Woman Warrior
- Kingston
Love Medicine
- Erdrich
The Awakening - Chopin

GRADE 12

Students entering 12th Grade English (World Literature) must read the following four books:

The Stranger - Camus
Love in the Time of Cholera
- Marquez
Antigone
- Sophocles
Goodbye, Tsugumi
- Yoshimoto

Students entering 12th Grade AP English Literature must read the following six books:

Dandelion Wine - Bradbury
Mother Love
- Dove
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
- Diaz
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? - Moore
Sula - Morrison
The History Boys
- Bennett

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