Summer Reading 2016

Information for All Students

  • Read the text assigned for your course plus one book of your choice.
  • At the start of the school year, your English teacher will explain how summer reading will be assessed. Some examples of possible assessments are an in-class essay, a Socratic seminar, a test, or a book review.
  • If teachers for a course have provided a study guide or reading questions, you will find it at the link provided.
  • For general active reading strategies, please see the Guide to Success in English

Assigned Text for Each Course

12 CP (English 143)
     Different Seasons Stephen King
Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas. Students should read “The Body” plus one of the other three novellas in the collection.
12ACP (English 142)
    On Writing  Stephen King
12H (English 141)
    The Namesake  Jhumpa Lahiri
Diverse American Voices
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
    Unaccustomed Earth  Jhumpa Lahiri
World Literature
    Nervous Conditions  Tsitsi Dangarembga
Evolutions (11/12)
    Unflattening  Nick Sousanis
See the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

11CP (English 133)
    American Born Chinese    Gene Yang
11ACP (English 132)
    Into Thin Air    Jon Krakauer
11H (English 131)
    1984    George Orwell  (reading question) 
Evolutions (11/12)
    Unflattening  Nick Sousanis
See the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

10CP (English 123)
    Purple Heart  Patricia McCormick 
10ACP (English 122)
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette?  Maria Semple
10H (English 121)
    Caleb's Crossing  Geraldine Brooks
Foundations 10
    The Face on the Milk Carton   Caroline B. Cooney

9CP (English 113)
    Eleanor & Park   Rainbow Rowell
9ACP (English 112)
    Eleanor & Park   Rainbow Rowell
9H (English 111)
    Unbroken   Laura Hillenbrand  (study guide link)
Foundations 9
    The Face on the Milk Carton   Caroline B. Cooney

Recommendations for Choice Read

    Click here to see other recommended reads from a range of genres.

Click here for the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Click here for the Young Adult Library Services Association's Teens' Top Ten List. 


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