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Summer 2019 Reading Assignments

Directions: Read the assigned summer reading book for the grade you will be entering. You will work with these texts during the first few weeks of school. 
 
Grade 6: Read a book of your choice!
 
Grade 7: Read one of the following books from Eliot Schrefer’s ape series: Endangered, Threatened, or Rescued
 
Grade 8: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
 
Grade 9 Standard and Honors: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger  
 
Grade 10 Standard and Honors: The Chosen by Chaim Potok 
 
Grade 11 Standard/12 Standard:1984 by George Orwell
 
Grade 11 Honors/12 Honors: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
 
AP Language and Composition: 
Read one of the non-fiction titles from the list below. You will be required to write a timed essay on this piece the first week of class as well as participate in discussion.
  • Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson 
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Read one novel of your choice. Come prepared to give a book talk on this title the first week of class. 
(Suggestion: Purchase new or used copies so that you can annotate in the books.)