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Textbooks: Upper school summer assignments

Menlo School required texts and assignments

When purchasing books for upper school English classes, be aware that teachers require print books (no ebooks). Please purchase the specific edition indicated by the ISBN, as assignments will refer to the page numbers in that edition. You can email Mrs. Rettberg, the librarian, with questions about these assignments.

Incoming freshman summer assignments

Course Teacher Title Author ISBN Notes
English 1 (Freshmen): Three books  All  teachers Required titles (two books):     Click for teacher instructions
    The Parable of the Sower Butler 9781538732182
    When the Emperor Was Divine Otsuka 9780385721813  
    Choose one of these additional titles:      
    There There Orange    
    Ender's Game Card    
    The Bean Trees Kingsolver    
    Monster Myers    
    Where the Crawdads Sing Owens    
Modern World History (Freshmen) All teachers       Click for teacher instructions