Summer Reading

Freshmen (Class of 2028) 

English Department 

Accelerated Freshman Literature and Composition: 

  • The Elephant Whisperer, Lawrence Anthony (ISBN: 9781250007810) 

Freshman Literature and Composition: 

  • One of Us Is Lying, Karen McManus (paperback) (ISBN: 1524764728) 

Social Studies Department 

Accelerated World History I: 

Sophomores (Class of 2027) 

English Department 

Honors Sophomore Literature and Composition: 

  • The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak (ISBN: 9780375842207) 

Sophomore Literature and Composition: 

  • Eleanor & Park (ISBN: 978-1-4091-5725-0)

Social Studies Department 

World History II 


Accelerated World History II: 

AP World History: 

Juniors (Class of 2026)

English Department 

AP English Language and Composition: 

  • East of Eden (Penguin Orange Collection), John Steinbeck (ISBN: 9780143129486) 

American Literature: 

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez (ISBN: 978-1524700485)

Social Studies Department 

U.S. History: 

AP U.S. History: 

Seniors (Class of 2025) 

English Department 

AP English Language and Composition: 

  • East of Eden (Penguin Orange Collection), John Steinbeck 

AP English Literature and Composition: 

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster 

Senior Literature: Seniors will read one book for the fall semester and one for the spring semester based upon their registered courses. 

African American Literature: 

  • A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines 

The Literature of Comedy: 

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris 

Dystopian Literature: 

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley 

Women’s Literature: 

  • The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman