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Textbooks: Upper school summer reading

2019-2020 Upper School English textbooks

Upper school summer reading assignments (History and science courses)

Upper school English summer reading selections

Course Teacher Title Author ISBN Notes
English 1 (Freshmen)
(One required title plus one choice. Two books in total.)
All  teachers The Parable of the Sower (required) Octavia Butler 9781538732182 View teacher instructions
    Read a second book chosen from this list:      
    Life of Pi Yann Martel 9780156027328  
    Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 9780765378484  
    The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver 9780061765223  
    There There Tommy Orange 9780525436140  
    Monster Walter Dean Myers 9780064407311  
English 2 (Sophomores)
(two required books)
All teachers The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros 9780679734772 View teacher instructions
    The Glass Castle: a Memoir Jeannette Walls 9780743247542  
    (optional) They Say, I Say Cathy Birkenstein 9780393631678  
English 3: Rebels Plamondon Looking for Alaska John Green 9780142402511 View teacher instructions
English Language (AP) Sincoff Nonfiction: student choice     View teacher instructions
English Literature (AP) Adler White Teeth Zadie Smith 9780375703867 View teacher instructions
Café Society: Paris '20s & '30s Longust Time Was Soft There:
A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare and Co.
Jeremy Mercer 9789312347406  
Contemporary Global Literature King Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 9780307271082  
Dangerous Ideas Adler A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 9780393341768 View teacher instructions
Ralph Waldo Emerson Ramsey Teacher-provided journal assignment     View teacher instructions
Freak Character in American Culture Ramsey PDF is linked from teacher instructions     View teacher instructions
Gothic South Newton As I Lay Dying: the Corrected Text William Faulkner 9780679732259  
Humanities Teacher Book of the Courtier Baldesar Castiglione 9781519086952  
Investigations Plamondon League of Denial Mark Fainaru-Wada 9780770437541  
Seafaring Morris Moby Dick (Norton Critical ed.)  Herman Melville 9780393285000 View teacher instructions