English Department

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ENGLISH SUMMER READING – 2021 Updated list!!

AP English IV

How to Read Literature Like a Professor ( may omit chapters 16-17) by Thomas C Foster

Mythology  by Edith Hamilton  

English IV

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

AP English III

1984 By George Orwell

This I Believe (book 1) by Jay Allison 

English III

Anthem by Ayn Ran

This I Believe II (book 2) by Jay Allison 

AP Seminar (Capstone)

The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Pre-AP English II 

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

English II

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Feed by Matthew Tobin Anderson (Please read attached prior to reading)

Pre-AP English I 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

English I

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

ENGLISH SPRING READING – 2021 Updated list!!

AP English IV

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

English IV

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

AP English III

Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

English III

TBA In class

Pre-AP 10 English 

A Doll’s House by Henrick Ibsen

English II

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Pre-AP 9 English 

Farewell to Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D Houston

English I 

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank