2021 Summer Reading List for All Grades (By Tori Davis, English Studies Chair)

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
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik; OR 
The Odyssey (Graphic Novel) ISBN: 978-0-7636-4266-2 by Gareth Hind

Honors English I:
A PDF document of short stories is emailed separately to students in this course.
English II: 
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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; OR
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
AP Language & Composition: 
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman and Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
English IV: 
Choose ONE: 
The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America by Sarah IgoOR 
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang; OR 
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
AP Literature & Composition: 
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga and A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver

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