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2017 Summer Reading

Below is our 2017 summer reading list. The books will be used in English classes beginning on the first full day of classes.

***For all the books listed below, electronic or paper copies of the book are acceptable. Any edition/version is acceptable. Pay close attention to the level listed on your daughter’s schedule to make sure you are purchasing the correct book.

Freshmen, English 1

Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster (Academic, Honors 1 and Honors 2)
ISBN: 978-0141331119
iBook version not available

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Advanced)
ISBN:978-0060736262

Sophomores, English 2

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Academic, Honors 1, and Honors 2)
ISNB 978-0-06-109731-7

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Advanced)
ISBN 978-0-06-112006-0

Juniors, English 3

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Honors 1 and Honors 2)
ISBN 978-1-4000-7877-6

1984 by George Orwell (Advanced)
ISBN: 978-0451524935

Seniors, English 4

Clay's Quilt by Silas House (Honors)
ISBN 978-0-345-45069-2

The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Advanced and AP)
ISBN: 978-0486277868

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (AP)
ISBN: 978-0486270623

*Note there are two books for AP English 4.
If you have any questions, please email Laurel Wyatt.

Goals for Summer Reading

There are numerous obvious benefits for students reading in the summer. A few specific English class related goals are the following:
  • enables students to broaden their literary experiences
  • develops cultural literacy and enhances cultural perspective
  • provides students an opportunity to develop reading comprehension skills and vocabulary
  • exposes students to valued literature likely to be seen on ACT, SAT and AP exams

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