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2019 Summer Reading

Below is our 2019 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.

Freshman students only need to read the book listed. Sophomores, juniors and seniors received individual assignment instructions in class in May.

If you have any questions, please email Andrea Peavler.

Freshmen, English 1

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Academic, Honors 2, Honors 1 and Advanced)
ISBN-10: 0679734775; ISBN-13: 9780679734772

Sophomores, English 2

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Academic, Honors 2 and Honors 1)
ISBN-10: 0142001740; ISBN-13: 9780142001745

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Advanced)
ISBN-10: 0061120065; ISBN-13: 978-0061120060

Juniors, English 3

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Honors 2)
ISBN-10: 0062073486; ISBN-13: 9780062073488

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Honors 1)
ISBN-10: 0486282112; ISBN-13: 9780486282114

1984 by George Orwell (Advanced)
ISBN-10: 0451524934; ISBN-13: 978-0451524935

Seniors, English 4

Clay's Quilt by Silas House (Honors 2 and Honors 1)
ISBN-10: 0345450698; ISBN-13: 978-0345450692

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Advanced and AP)
ISBN-10: 1616202416; ISBN-13: 978-1616202415

The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Advanced and AP)
ISBN-10: 0486277860; ISBN-13: 978-0486277868

*Note there are two books for Advanced and AP English 4.
If you have any questions, please email Andrea Peavler.

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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