Below is the summer reading information for all class levels. After you locate your class level assignment attached to the readings, please review them carefully. If you have any questions, you should contact your next year’s English teacher before school ends. Rising seniors: be aware you have been assigned a college essay to write as well.
Turn it in information will be given to you in your English classes once school begins. Your summer papers for all class levels will be due either August 20th or August 21st.
Class of 2022: Instructor, Miss Bova, firstname.lastname@example.org
All incoming freshmen must read:
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
In addition, Honors incoming freshmen must also read:
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Class of 2021: Instructor: Mrs. Bihuniak, email@example.com
All rising sophomores must read:
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8129-9297-7
In addition, college prep rising sophomores must also read:
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8112-1404-9
In addition, honors rising sophomores must also read:
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8479-1330-9
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8379-0903-2
Class of 2020: Instructor: Mr. Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
All rising college prep juniors must read EITHER:
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-1-59643-193-1
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Recommended edition: ISBN:0-385-474-7
Students in IB Literature, Year 1 must read BOTH of the above books.
In addition, ALL World Literature students must read:
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor, REVISED edition by Thomas C.
Class of 2019: Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, email@example.com
All rising seniors taking College Prep British Literature must read:
- Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
Recommended edition: ISBN #978-0-6848-4267-7
- “The Garden Party” and another story of your choosing by Katherine Mansfield.
*You can find an online edition of “The Garden Party” or purchase The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield, ISBN: 978-1-4974-1905-6 on Amazon for $4.98
All rising seniors taking IB British Literature must read:
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Recommended edition ISBN: 978-0-15-662870-9
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Recommended edition ISBN-13: 978-0-31-224302-9
*A film adaptation of The Hours, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and
Julianne Moore is available. Watching the film is NOT an adequate substitute for
reading the novel.
- . “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell