Summer Reading

All books purchased should be print copies, not digital.

Freshmen (Class of 2025)

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:

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel*, Jared Diamond (ISBN: 9780393354324)
    *Students do not need to read the entire book. Please refer to this document for specific summer reading instructions.

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 2024)

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:

  • Traditions and Encounters Textbook (Review Chapters 1-20)* (ISBN: 9780076681280)
    *Please refer to this document for specific summer reading instructions.

CP World History II:

World Languages Department

AP Spanish:

 

Juniors (Class of 2023)

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 (Choose one of the following):

  • Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Mission, Hampton Sides (ISBN: 9780385495653)
  • The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson (ISBN: 9780375725609)

AP U.S. History:

World Languages Department

AP Spanish:

 

Seniors (Class of 2022)

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: