High School (9-12)

AP English III and AP English IV students should read self-selected texts daily throughout the summer. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, each English Language Arts & Reading class will focus on building a culture of literacy. This means students should be prepared to share and discuss their summer reading selections.

Texas Lists

A high school reading list for the State of Texas

Graphic novels for grades 6 - 12

Nonfiction gems for all ages


Other Award Lists

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.


Richardson ISD encourages all students and staff to find reading material that sparks their interest over summer vacation. Students will be expected to share and discuss their reading upon their return to school. Each Language Arts & Reading classes will focus on building a culture of literacy.


*If you have questions about how much your student should be reading please see the How Much Should Students Read Over The Summer? page.