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Textbooks: Freshman summer assignments

Menlo School required texts

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 the teacher as indicated on the assignment sheet, or email Mrs. Rettberg, the librarian, with questions about these assignments.

Incoming freshman summer reading & assignments

Course Teacher Title Author ISBN Notes

English 1 (Freshmen)
Two required titles


All  teachers The Fifth Season Jemisin 9780316229296 View teacher instructions
    When the Emperor was Divine Otsuka 9780385721813  
Modern World History All teachers History Alive! World Connections
Online edition
    View teacher instructions