Summer Reading 2018

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

To Students and Parents/GuardiansAs young adults, students are increasingly encountering difficult topics in their own lives, in films, in the news, and through their use of social media.  Some of the texts we use address these challenging topics, giving us an important opportunity to discuss these issues in a safe and supportive classroom environment. 

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
Beyond the Binary
    The Handmaid's Tale    Margaret Atwood
Senior Creative Writing 
    On Writing  Stephen King
World Literature
    Nervous Conditions  Tsitsi Dangarembga
Evolutions (11/12)
    The Evolutions Primer
Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

11CP (English 133)
    American Born Chinese    Gene Yang
11ACP (English 132)
    The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates   Wes Moore
11H (English 131)
    1984    George Orwell  (reading question) 
Evolutions (11/12)
    The Evolutions Primer
Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

10CP (English 123)
    Dear Martin  Nic Stone
10ACP (English 122)
    Everything I Never Told You  Celeste Ng
10H (English 121)
    The Bean Trees  Barbara Kingsolver
Foundations 9 / 10
    Where the Red Fern Grows   Wilson Rawls    

9CP (English 113)
    Dear Martin  Nic Stone
9ACP (English 112)
    Dear Martin  Nic Stone        
9H (English 111)
    Bless Me, Ultima   Rudolfo Anaya  
Foundations 9 / 10
    Where the Red Fern Grows   Wilson Rawls

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. 


SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser
Subpages (1): 11H Summer Reading