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Core Works - Grade 9

 All Students will read one of the following:

            SDUHSD Nonfiction Reader

            I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

            Black Boy, Richard Wright

            An American Childhood, Annie Dillard Supplemental

            Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

            Hiroshima, John Hersey

            Freedom Writers Diary, The Freedom Writers 


All students will read at least one novel or epic poem from the following list:

            The Lord of the Flies, William Golding         

            The Bean Trees, Barbra Kingsolver                

           A Separate Peace, John Knowles                  
           A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens             
           Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck                 

            Great Expectations, Charles Dickens             

            The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

            The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
            Speak, Laurie Anderson
            Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
            The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
            House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
            The Odyssey, Homer


All Students will read at least one play from the following list:

           Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare        
           Antigone, Sophocles                                       
           Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
           The Piano Lesson, August Wilson



All Students will read selections from an anthology to include expository texts, poetry, and short stories, which may include:
         Poetry 180 (website)
        Spoken Word Revolution
        This I Believe (website).