Upper School Summer Reading Requirements 2012
One way or another—assigned, for an AP, or from the independent list—everyone must read at least three books this summer. All students should come to school in September prepared to discuss the books with their advisors and AP teachers. Students are encouraged, but are not required, to keep a reading journal while reading as a processing/memory aid.
Required AP Summer Reading 2012
AP Art and Portfolio Prep
Why Is a Painting Like a Pizza : a Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern
Art by Nancy Heller.
AP Art 2-D
A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present; the George Eastman House Collection. edited by David Wooters and Therese Mulligan. (will be given a handout.)
Genome by Matt Ridley
(see AP Biology Summer Reading Assignment)
Read the first two chapters of the textbook, Chemistry (Chang, 8th edition), with assigned problems. Contact Dr. Evans for details (email@example.com).
AP European History
Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King
Crónica de una muerte anunciada by Gabriel García Márquez
(Recommended edition: Vintage Espaňol, Vintage Books (Division of Random House), ISBN: 1400034957)
AP US Government & Politics
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
AP U.S. History
See AP U.S. History Summer Assignments and AP U.S. History List of Suggested Movies for Summer Viewing