Assignments for AP classes other than English -- click links for assignments --

AP Human Geography
AP European History
 
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Summer Reading Assignments for all English Classes
2015

Some titles are available in e-book format via the school library website. Once on library site go to link for Overdrive. Sign in using school id #.
            

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Grade 9  Grade 10 Grade 11
Grade 12 AP Language and Composition AP Literature and Composition

 
Grade 9 and Grade 9 Honors

2 of the following (choices need to be from different cultures)

 

China  

Ties that Bind, Ties that Break--  Lensey Namioka*e-book available on library website

Shanghai Girls – Lisa See  *e-book available on library website
Red Scarf Girl -- Ji-li Jiang
China Dolls -- Lisa See

 

India

White Tiger--Aravind Adiga
The Namesake--Jhumpa Lahiri  *e-book available on library website
The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri
Family Life --  Akhil Sharma
The Full Moon Bride -- Shobhan Bantwal  *e-book available on library website
            

Africa

The Power of One—Bryce Courtenay *e-book available on library website

Tears of the Giraffe—Alexander McCall Smith

African Diary—Bill Bryson *e-book available on library website

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation -- John Carlin  *e-book available on library website
 
Japan

Memoirs of a Geisha--  Arthur Golden  *e-book available on library website

Samurai’s Garden --  Gail Tsukiyama

Shizuko’s Daughter --  Kyoko Mori
The Girl with the White Flag -- Tomiko Higa
 
Latin America
Before We Were Free-- Julia Alvarez
Motorcycle Diaries --Ernesto Guevara
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents -- Julia Alvarez
 
Middle East
I am Malala
9 Parts of Desire-- Geraldine Brooks
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handouts:
kindred
 
Grade 10  Kindred by Octavia Butler and 2 of the following: 
    English 10 Honors March by Geraldine Brooks and 2 of the
following:
            

 

Alcott, Louisa May -- Little Women
Anderson, Laura Halsie –Chains
Beah, Ishmael--  A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier *e-book available on library website
Belfer, Laura --  City of Light *e-book available on library website
Chbosky, Stephen--The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
Conroy, Pat – My Losing Season  *e-book available on library website
                  
or The Lords of Discipline
            
Ford, Jamie --  Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet *e-book available on library website

Green, John – Looking for Alaska 
                     or The Fault in Our Stars

Grisham, John--  Bleachers,   *e-book available on library website
                     or    Confession

Guterson, David – Snow Falling on Cedars *e-book available on library website

Irving, John--  A Prayer for Owen Meany 
King, Stephen -- Mr. Mercedes

Landay, William -- Defending Jacob
Lockart, E. -- We Were Liars
McBride, James--  Miracle at St. Anna *e-book available on library website

Mccullogh, David -- the Wright Brothers
Moriarty, Liane --  The Husband's Secret

Mowat, Farley - Never Cry Wolf: Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic  
      Wolves
Nifenegger, Audrey--  The Time Traveller’s Wife            

Phillips, Gin -- The Well and the Mine *e-book available on library website
Picoult, Jodi – 19 Minutes
Rifka Brunt, Carol -- Tell the Wolves I'm Home *e-book available on library website
Riggs, Ransom -- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children *e-book available on library website
Sebold, Alice --  Lovely Bones *e-book available on library website
See, Lisa --  Peony in Love or 
            Dreams of Joy (sequel to Shanghai Girls)

Smith, Betty-- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Swanson, James-- Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Vonnegut, Kurt--  Cat's Cradle *e-book available on library website
Walls, Jeanette – The Glass Castle
Weir, Andrew --  The Martian
 

 

 
Handouts:
 
 
 
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Grade 11
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson  *e-book available on library website
or
Wild by Cheryl Strayed *e-book available on library website

 and one of the following:

 

Popular Appeal --  The Journey of Self-Discovery (Choose 1)
Austen, Jane – Northanger Abby or 
          
Persuasion          
Bronte,  Emily --  Wuthering Heights *e-book available on library website
Brown, Daniel James -- The Boys in the Boat
Bryson, Bill -The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid  *e-book available on library website     
DeRosnay, Tatiana--  Sarah’s Key *e-book available on library website
Doerr, Anthony -- All the Light We Cannot See
 
D’Orso, Michael   Eagle Blue
   *e-book available on library website        
Grisham, John -- Calico Joe   *e-book available on library website
Heaney, Seamus(translator) –  Beowolf          
Hillebrand, Laura -- Unbroken
Howe, Katherine– The Physick Book  of  Deliverance Dane            
Krakauer, Jon-- Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman *e-book available on library website
Larson, Erik -- Dead Wake
 
Lewis, Anthony -- Gideon's Trumpet
   *e-book available on library website         
O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried *e-book available on library website
O'Reilly, Bill -- Killing Lincoln *e-book available on library website
Quick, Matthew - Silver Linings Playbook *e-book available on library website
Setterfield, Diane -The Thirteenth Tale          
Shreve, Anita – The Pilot’s Wife *e-book available on library website
Sittenfeld, Curtis – Prep *e-book available on library website
Stewart, Mary –
Hollow Hills
 
Townsend, Jacinda -- Saint Monkey
Wojnarowski, Adrian -- The Miracle at  
St.  Anthony *e-book available on library website
Zusak, Markus -- The Book Thief   *e-book available on library website
           
           
 
 
Additional Assignments: 
Preliminary Research: Background reading and  research proposal
 
Handouts:
 
 
 

 

            
 
 
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Grade 12
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
and one of the following:

 

Atwood, Margaret --  Oryx and Crake      
Bronte, Charlotte-- Jane Eyre *e-book available on library website
Cleave, Chris --  Little Bee *e-book available on library website
Cullen, Linda -- Mrs. Poe
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa- The Language of Flowers *e-book available on library website
Edsel, Robert - The Monuments Men *e-book available on library website
Erdrich, Louise –  The Round House
Fowler, Therese Anne-- Z a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel --  100  Years of  Solitude           
Hamilton, Steve -- The Lock Artist *e-book available on library website
Hawkins, Paula -- The Girl on the Train 
Hemingway, Ernest – A Farewell to Arms             
 Hurston, Zora Neal --  Their Eyes Were Watching God            
Keegan, Marina -- The Opposite of Loneliness
Kidder, Tracey -- The Strength in What Remains
Krakuer, Jon -- Under the Banner
 of Heaven *e-book available on library website
Larson, Eric -- Devil in the White City  *e-book available on library website           
McCandless, Carine-- the Wild Truth
McLain, Paula -- The Paris Wife
Monk Kidd, Susan - The Invention of Wings
Moore, Alan -- Watchmen
Morrison, Toni –  A Mercy
Nafisi, Azar -- Reading Lolita in Tehran
O'Brien, Tim -- Going After Cacciato            
Roth, Philip --  The Plot Against America            
Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things           
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos—Shadow of the Wind                        
Stein, Garth -- The Art of Racing in the Rain *e-book available on library website
Tartt, Donna - The Goldfinch *e-book available on library website
Towles, Amor-- Rules of Civility            
Vonnegut, Kurt --  God Bless You Mr. Rosewater  or Mother Night           
 Wolff, Tobias – Old School *e-book available on library website
 
Nonfiction titles which are also on  AP Human Geography Reading List:
(students may select any of these books even if they are not taking AP Human Geography)
 
de Blij, Harm.-- Why Geography Matters, Three Changes Facing America: Climate Change, The Rise of China and Global Terrorism
 
Friedman, Thomas. --The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
 
Pollan, Michael.--Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
 
Timmerman, Kelsey. --Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries,Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes
 
 
 
 
 
Additional Assignments:
 
Handouts:
 
 
 
bryson
wild
AP English Language and Composition
(3 Books from the following choices)
 
must read A Walk in the Wild by Bill Bryson or Wild by Cheryl Strayed   *e-book available on library website
 
One of the following nonfiction books:
  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt 
   
Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand
   T
he Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson *e-book available on library website
   
Eagle Blue by Michael D'Orso *e-book available on library website
   
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly 
  
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman  by Jon Krakauer
   Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks *e-book available on library website
   
Gideon's Trumpet by Antony Lewis *e-book available on library website
                                          
 
 and one of the following:

 

Popular Appeal --  The Journey of Self-Discovery (Choose 1)

Austen, Jane – Northanger Abby or 
    Persuasion
Bronte, Emily -- Wuthering Heights  *e-book available on library website
 Brown, Dan – Inferno
DeRosnay, Tatiana-- Sarah’s Key  *e-book available on library website
Grisham, John -- Calico Joe *e-book available on library website
Heaney, Seamus(translator) – Beowolf
Howe, Katherine– The Physick Book of  Deliverance Dane
O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried  *e-book available on library website
Quick, Matthew-- Silver Linings Playbook *e-book available on library website
 Setterfield, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale
Shreve, Anita – The Pilot’s Wife  *e-book available on library website
 Sittenfeld, Curtis – Prep  *e-book available on library website
Stewart, Mary – Hollow Hills
Wojnarowski, Adrian -- The Miracle at St. Anthony  *e-book available on library website
Zukas, Markus -- The Book Thief   *e-book available on library website
            

           

 
 
 
Additional Assignments:
Preliminary Research: background reading and research proposal
 
Essay Assignment
 Handouts: 
 
 
 
            
 
 
AP English Literature and Composition
 
 Must read 3 books and post to class blog:
Bronte, Charlotte-- Jane Eyre *e-book available on library website
Dickens, Charles-- Great  Expectations          
Rhys, Jean -- The Wide Sargasso Sea
 

Critical Reading Assignment

AP Literature and Composition: Critical Article Summer Assignment

After your reading of Great Expectations, Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea, choose ANY 3 academic critical articles (1 for each text) from the Literary Database—JSTOR (click on the link via the JCHS Library Database page).

·        Print out the articles

·        Annotate each article: highlight and comment on insightful points and connections asserted in each article

Writing of Personal Essay
 
 
Handouts: