Summer Reading

 Summer Reading Assignment 2022

Don't forget to complete your summer reading before the first day of school! Faculty members will be incorporating these texts in their course assignments once the school year begins. Each student will read both selections outlined by grade below.


  Summer Reading for Freshmen (Class of 2026)

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters
by Bernard Evslin

The heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology come alive in this exciting collection of retellings of the ancient myths that includes tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, and many more.


 Summer Reading for Sophomores (Class of 2025)

American Literature and Modern World History

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.


  Summer Reading for Juniors (Class of 2024)

British Literature and United States History 

Wait til Next Year
Wait Til Next Year

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

* AP English Language & Composition Must Also Read: 
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The story of 'A Tale of Two Cities' is set in the late 18th Century in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution. This novel is regarded as one of Dickens's most popular and most innovative works.


  Summer Reading for Seniors (Class of 2023)

 All English & Social Studies Course Sections

Just Mercy

Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative,  dedicated to defending those most in need. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. 

* AP Literature & Composition Students Must Also Read:
The Color of Water by James McBride

The Color of Water
by James McBride

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage.

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