(Updated June 1, 2021)
Instructions for Summer Reading assignment:
- Select any two books in your category to read.
- New, hard copies (i.e. not digital editions) of both books must be purchased for each student.
- The student’s name must be written across the binding of each book.
- Both books must be annotated. (See video link.)
- In September, both books will be checked (with points allotted for annotations), and students will have access to these books during the assessment.
You may purchase summer reading books through Amazon.
Please click the title of the book to be taken to Amazon.com where you may order your books.
Freshman Summer Reading Titles:
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – Frank, Anne
- The Good Earth – Pearl Buck
- Death Be Not Proud – John Gunther
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
- I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai
- The Alchemist – Paolo Coelho
- Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
- A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park
- Crossover – Kwame Alexander (Alternatively, Crossover – Graphic Novel Edition)
- The Lilies of the Field – William Barrett
Sophomore Summer Reading Titles:
- Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
- Martin and Bobby – Claire Rudolph Murphy
- The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
- Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
- The Help – Kathryn Stockett
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
- If You Come Softly – Jacqueline Woodson
Junior Summer Reading Titles:
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
- The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
- Ordinary People – Judith Guest
- Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
- Maus (volume one only) – Art Spiegelman
Senior Summer Reading Titles:
- Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
- The Storyteller’s Secret – Sejal Badani
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby and Jeremy Leggatt
- Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion – Father Gregory Boyle
- The Cradle Will Fall – Mary Higgins Clark
- Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark T. Sullivan
- Educated – Tara Westover
- The Odyssey – Homer (Robert Fragles Translation)