High School

Summer reading has been proven to help maintain reading skills and to improve literacy and vocabulary.   Students should read for pleasure, enrichment, and/or information during the summer months.  Students must read at least one book at an appropriate grade/reading level in order to fulfill the summer reading requirement. Contracts signed by parent/guardian and student will be accepted by homeroom teachers between Aug. 29th and September 11th.  Participation in the Summer Reading Program will be recorded on student report cards.

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER READING LIST*

Entering:

Title

Author

Grade 9

Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start

Appelt, K.

 

Every Second Counts

Armstrong, L.

 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Covey, S.

 

Wait till Next Year: A Memoir

Goodwin, D.

 

The Man without a Country

Hale, E.

 

Beyond the Burning Time

Lasky, K.

 

Touching Spirit Bear

Mikaelsen, B.

 

Hoops

Myers, W.

 

When the Emperor Was Divine

Otsuka, J.

 

Eragon

Paolini, C.

 

Kim:  Empty Inside

Sparks, B.

Grade 10:

Electric Universe

Bodanis, D.

 

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Applachian Trail

Bryson, B.

 

Battle of Jericho

Draper, S.

 

River Thunder

Hobbs, W.

 

Flatbellies

Hollingsworth, A.

 

Profiles in Courage

Kennedy, John F.

 

The Cage

Sender, R.

 

A Summer Life

Soto, G.

 

A Girl’s Life Online

Tarbox, K.

 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Volavkova, H.

 

New Found Land: a Novel

Wolf, A.

Grade 11:

Tuesdays with Morrie

Albom, M.

 

Undaunted Courage

Ambrose, S.

 

Warriors Don’t Cry

Beals, M.

 

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

Brashares, A.

 

180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day

Collins, B.

 

Middlesex

Eugenides, J.

 

The Kite Runner

Hosseini, K.

 

Bel Canto

Patchett, A.

 

When I Was Puerto Rican

Santiago, E.

 

The Lovely Bones

Sebold. A.

 

The Killer Angels

Shaara, M.

Grade 12:

Centaur Aisle

Anthony, P.

 

Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America

Ehrenreich, B.

 

Peace Like a River

Enger, L.

 

A Lesson Before Dying

Gaines, E.

 

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

Grogan, J.

 

A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock

Keller, E.

 

Fallen Angels

Myers, W.

 

Red Suitcase: Poems

Nye, N.

 

Ceremony

Silko, L.

 

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Solzhenitsyn, A.

Native Son
Wright, R.