Summer Reading

Please note: all books purchased should be print copies, not digital. 

Freshmen (Class of 2026) 

English Department 

Accelerated Freshman Literature and Composition: 

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

CP Freshman Literature and Composition: 

  • One of us is Lying, Karen McManus (paperback) (ISBN: 1524764728) 

Social Studies Department 

Accelerated World History I: 

CP World History I (Choose one of the following): 

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah (ISBN: 9780374531263) 
  • Words in the Dust, Trent Reedy (ISBN: 9780545261258) 
  • Temple Boys, Jamie Buxton (ISBN: 9781626720367) 

Sophomores (Class of 2025) 

English Department 

Honors Sophomore Literature and Composition: 

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

CP Sophomore Literature and Composition: 

  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell (ISBN: 9781250064875) 

Social Studies Department 

Accelerated World History II: 

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See (ISBN: 9780812968064) 

AP World History: 

CP World History II: 

World Languages Department 

AP Spanish: 

Juniors (Class of 2024) 

English Department 

AP English Language and Composition: 

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

CP American Literature: 

  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd (ISBN: 9780143121701) 

Social Studies Department 

U.S. History: 

  • American History Textbook Modules 1-4 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), ISBN: 978-0-544-67344-1 

AP U.S. History: 

World Languages Department 

AP Spanish: 

Seniors (Class of 2023) 

English Department 

AP English Language and Composition: 

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

AP English Literature and Composition: 

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster (ISBN: 9780062301673) 

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 (ISBN: 9780375702709) 

The Literature of Comedy: 

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris (ISBN: 9780316776967) 

Dystopian Literature: 

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (ISBN: 9780060850524) 

Film as Literature: 

  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (Dover Thrift) (ISBN: 9780486268651) 

Women’s Literature: 

  • Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera (ISBN: 9781250051875) 

World Languages Department 

AP Spanish: