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  • Summer Reading for All Grades (By Tori Davis, English Studies Chair & Instructor)

    Summer reading keeps students engaged in academic reading and introduces them to ideas, topics and themes that will be covered in the coming school year. The reading material chosen will inform and direct the initial classroom discussions and assessments, as well as serving as a foundation from which teachers can begin addressing key terminology and class procedures.
    English I: 
    Choose ONE
    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien; OR
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Honors English I:
    A PDF document of short stories is emailed separately to students in this course.
    English II: 
    Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
    Honors Eng II: 
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    English III: 
    Choose ONE
    Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen; OR
    Dear Martin by Nic Stone; OR
    Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
    AP Language & Composition: 
    Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman and Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
    English IV: 
    1984 by George Orwell
    AP Literature & Composition: 
    Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie and A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver

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