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Summer Reading Assignments 2022

Due August 22 (A day) and August 23 (B day) 


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.

Turnitin.com information will be given to you in your English classes once school begins. Your summer papers for all class levels will be due soon after we return to school, at the beginning of the second week.

August 22 (A day) and August 23 (B day) 

Class of 2026: English I: Instructor, Miss Bobby, abobby@beaumontschool.org

All incoming freshmen must read: 

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    Recommended Edition: ISBN-13: 978-014200174

In addition, Honors English incoming freshmen must read

  • Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston. 
    Recommended Edition: ISBN-13 : 978-1328742117


  • The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank. 
    Recommended Edition: 

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Class of 2025: American Literature
Instructor: Honors - Mrs. Bihuniak, wbihuniak@beaumontschool.org
College Prep - Mrs. Vitatoe: cvitatoe@beaumontschool.org

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:

  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorrain Hansberry
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-679-75533-3

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 and
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8379-0903-2

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Class of 2024: World Literature
Instructor: Mrs. Morth, lmorth@beaumontschool.org

All college prep rising juniors must read:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseni
    Recommended Edition: ISBN: 978-1594631931

All IB Literature Students must read:

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    Recommended Edition: IBSN: 
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Recommended Edition: ISBN: 978-0553211405

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Class of 2023: British Literature, IB Literature, HL-2
Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, kbernardo@beaumontschool.org

All rising seniors taking British Literature must read:

  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
    Recommended edition: ISBN#978-0-385-7217

In addition, students must read and watch a film adaptation of one of the following:

  • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen


  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

(No specific edition or adaptation is recommended for these works.)

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All rising seniors taking IB Literature HL year 2 must read:

Prose Non-Fiction:

  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-1-61427-993-8

Prose Fiction:

  • The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
    Recommended edition: ISBN #: 978-1-60980-719-1

Download IB British Literature, HL-2 Summer Reading Assignment

ALL SENIORS: In addition to your summer reading assignments, you are required to write ONE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY (250 word minimum length; maximum length of 650 words) to help you begin the application process.

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