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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.

ENG 9 and ENG 9 Honors

*American Born Chinese – Gene Yuen Lang
*Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

ENG 10

Emma – Jane Austen
Lord of the Flies – William Golding

ENG 10 Honors

Emma – Jane Austen
Lord of the Flies – William Golding

ENG 11

[Choose TWO of five]
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
– E. Lockhart
Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
– Rainbow Rowell
Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home
– Nicole J. Georges
The Poet X
– Elizabeth Acevedo

11th Grade: AP English Language

Fiction: Choose one.
The Glass Menagerie
– Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire
– Tennessee Williams
Death of a Salesman
– Arthur Miller

Nonfiction: Choose one.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamont
The Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez – Richard Rodriguez
Amusing Ourselves to Death
– Neal Postman

Assignment available via Dr. Amaya-Anderson

English 12

(Please read all three):
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
One “Mentor” Book – Ask a trusted adult that you look up to about a book that had a powerful effect on him or her as a teenager. Read that book, and then have a conversation with that trusted adult on what you read and what you thought about it. Be prepared to share about the book you choose when you return in the fall!

12th Grade: AP English Literature

Assignment available via Dr. Vincent