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Summer Reading 2019


Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

AP Literature: Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

AP Language and Composition: You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice, by Tom Vanderbilt

Read any book of your choice published in the last 10 years.

See this website:

ACP: watch THREE movies from the list provided on the website, and blog about your viewing.

HONORS: watch SIX movies from the list provided on the website, and blog about your viewing.

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

There There, by Tommy Orange.

Choose one of the following titles:

Bill Bryson, Shakespeare: The World As Stage

Tina Packer, Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays

Tiffany Stern, Making Shakespeare: From Page to Stage

Ayanna Thompson, Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America

The Power, by Naomi Alderman. 

Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka



Students entering AP United States history are required to read and take notes on the first six chapters of An Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley. A detailed assignment is on the AP US History Summer Reading Schoology page, which all currently enrolled students have been added to. For access to the page, please email Ms. Chapman (

Students will take an exam based on the summer reading during the first week of school. 

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