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Summer Reading

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT REQUIRED SUMMER READING

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.

1) *Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
2) *The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
3) Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry OR The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

*Students will read these two books in Ramona’s 9 th grade
Summer Reading Class [Sharing Our Stories]

GRADE 10

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

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein – Illustrator Gris Grimly, text Mary Shelley
1984 – George Orwell
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

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

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

GRADE 11

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

The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston

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

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Woman Warrior
– Maxine Hong Kingston
The Scarlet Letter
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Awakening – Kate Chopin

GRADE 12

Students entering 12th Grade English must read the following three books:

Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
Paper Towns – John Green
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

Students entering 12th Grade AP English Literature must read the following four books. Students will also receive an assignment sheet.

Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? – Lorrie Moore OR Paper Towns – John Green