2020 Summer Reading

  • Each student must read one book from the student selected list for his or her grade level before school begins. Books may be purchased, borrowed from the teacher, or borrowed from the library. Each student will be required to complete a book project on his/her selected novel during the first weeks of school in August. Each grade level teacher will decide how the required book will be assessed.

    7th Required:
    Student selected list:
    Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

    8th Required:
    Student must select ONE from this list:
    Her Own Two Feet by Meredith Davis
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
    I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
    Bad Pets True Tales of Misbehaving Animals by Allan Zullo
    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
    Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowa

    CP English 9:
    Student selected list:
    Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Every Day by David Levithan
    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
    The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    CP English 10
    Student selected list:
    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    1984 by George Orwell
    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

    English 11
    Student selected list:
    The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
    Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
    The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
    My Sister’s Bones by Cathi Hanauer

    AP English Language: Required
    Educated by Tara Westover
    Student selected list:
    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

    English 12
    Student selected list:
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    The Night Circus by Elin Morgenstern

    AP English Literature Required
    How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
    Student selected list:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern