Grab the library card, fire up the Kindle — high school summer reading lists are here

Grab the library card, fire up the Kindle — high school summer reading lists are here


The 2016 summer reading list for Charles County Public high school students is posted at www.ccboe.com, under the academics section of the website. The following books are listed by the author’s last name and the title of the book. Students are required to complete summer reading to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

La Plata High School:

Grade 9 honors: Knowles, “A Separate Peace”

Grade 10 honors: Achebe, “Things Fall Apart”

Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451”

Grade 11 honors: Twain, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian
in America”

Grade 12 honors: Camus, “The Stranger”

*Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse-Five”

AP Language: Walls, “The Glass Castle”

Graff, Birkenstein, “They Say, I Say: The Movies That Matter in Academic Writing” (edition without readings)

AP Literature: Chopin, “The Awakening”

Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

Kingsolver, “The Poisonwood Bible”

Henry E. Lackey High School:

Grade 9 honors: Lubar, “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie”

Grade 10 honors: Stockett, “The Help”

Choose one:

Golding “Lord of the Flies” or

Orwell, “Animal Farm”

Grade 11 honors: Carson, “Gifted Hands”

Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby”

Grade 12 honors: Kafka, “The Metamorphosis”

Spiegelman, “Maus I”

AP Language: Strunk, White, “The Elements of Style”

Choose one:

Junger, “The Perfect Storm”

Krakauer, “Into Thin Air”

Kozol, “Amazing Grace” or

*Hurston “Dust Tracks on a Road”

AP Literature: Wilson, “The Piano Lesson”

Chopin, “The Awakening”

Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

Maurice J. McDonough High School:

 Grade 9 honors: Choose one:

Knowles, “A Separate Piece”

Wolff, “Make Lemonade”

Card, “Ender’s Game”

Lubar, “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie” or

Lipsyte, “The Contender”

Grade 10 honors: Choose two:

Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451”

Wilson, “Fences”

Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America”

Douglass, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”

Marsden, “Tomorrow, When the War Began” and

Rose, “Twelve Angry Men”

Grade 11 honors: Miller, “The Crucible”

Carson, “Gifted Hands”

Grade 12 honors: Choose one:

Conrad, “Heart of Darkness” or

Dunn, “Ella Minnow Pea”

Choose one:

Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire” or

Wilson, “The Piano Lesson”

AP Language: “The Declaration of Independence”

Paine, “Common Sense”

Ellis, “Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation”

AP Literature: Choose three:

Morrison, “Beloved,” Naipaul, “A Bend in the River,” Melville, “Billy Budd,” Heller, “Catch-22,” Atwood, “Cat’s Eye,” Miller, “The Crucible,” Shelley, “Frankenstein,” Lee, “A Gesture of Life,” Conrad, “Heart of Darkness,” Ellison, “Invisible Man,” Hosseini, “The Kite Runner,” Cooper, “The Last of the Mohicans,” Golding, “Lord of the Flies,” Austen, “Mansfield Park,” Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice,” Dickens, “Oliver Twist,” Kesey, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Crane, “The Red Badge of Courage,” Dreiser, “Sister Carrie,” Styron, “Sophie’s Choice,” Hardy, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles,” Albee, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?” and Brontë, “Wuthering Heights”

North Point High School:

Grade 9 honors: Lubar, “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie”

Grade 10 honors: Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in

America”

Achebe, “Things Fall Apart”

Grade 11 honors: Grande, “The Distance Between Us”

Krakauer, “Into Thin Air”

Grade 12 honors: Dunn, “Ella Minnow Pea”

Huxley, “Brave New World”

AP Language: Krakauer, “Into Thin Air”

Graff, Birkenstein, “They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing” (edition without readings)

Eggers, “Zeitoun”

AP Literature: Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

Chopin, “The Awakening”

Orwell, “1984”

Thomas Stone High School:

Grade 9 honors: Hansberry, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Grade 10 honors: Rose, “Twelve Angry Men”

Choose one:

Stockett, “The Help” or

Myers, “Sunrise Over Fallujah”

Grade 11 honors: Miller, “The Crucible”

Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

Grade 12 honors: Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Orwell, “1984”

AP Language: Spiegelman, “Maus I”

Strunk, White, “The Elements of Style”

Doctorow, “Little Brother”

AP Literature: Twain, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Shakespeare, “Othello”

Wilson, “The Piano Lesson”

St. Charles High School:

Grade 9 honors: Lubar, “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie”

Grade 10 honors: Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in

America”

Achebe, “Things Fall Apart”

Grade 11: Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

Miller, “The Crucible”

Grade 12: Huxley, “Brave New World”

Shakespeare, “Othello”

AP Language: Galloway, “The Cellist of Sarajevo”

Graff, Birkensten, “They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Writing”

(edition without the readings)

Eggers, “Zeitoun”

AP Literature: Chopin, “The Awakening”

Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

Foster, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” (revised edition)

Westlake High School:

Grade 9: *Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men”

Grade 10 honors: Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in

America”

Achebe, “Things Fall Apart”

Grade 11 honors: Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

Krakauer, “Into Thin Air”

Grade 12 honors: Wright, “Native Son”

Miller, “Death of a Salesman”

AP Language: Capote, “In Cold Blood”

Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”

Miller, “The Crucible”

AP Literature: Chopin, “The Awakening”

Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Brontë, “Wuthering Heights”

*This work has been approved by the CCPS Review Committee for its literary merit and its appropriate alignment with theme and course objectives. It may include, within its historical/and or cultural context, material or language such as violence, profanity or sexual content that is intended for the mature reader. CCPS honors requests for alternative titles.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,300 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

 

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