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Summer Reading 2024

English Department Summer Reading

All incoming 9th graders should read: 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

All incoming 10th graders should read: 

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

All incoming 11th graders should read: 

The Verifiers by Jane Pek

All incoming 12th graders should read the book associated with their senior English class: 

Contemporary Literature:
ACP - The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer 

CP - A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah 

Horror and Science Fiction: The Shining by Stephen King

Women in Literature: The Power by Naomi Alderman

African-American Literature: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Asian-American Literature: Yellowface by R.F. Kuang 

Film Studies: Read Making Movies by Sydney Lumet and watch one film directed by Lumet. Suggested films: 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network.

AP Language and Composition: The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt

AP Literature: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Most titles should be available on Sora as both eBooks and audiobooks. Visit our ebook page if you need help accessing Sora.

Mass Teen Choice Book Award 2024

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