SUMMER READING

2021 SUMMER READING LIST

Summer reading books will be available for purchase at the St. Edward Bookstore or through Amazon, other Internet sites, libraries, and retail bookstores. Summer reading books may also be available in the SEHS OverDrive collection and in print at the SEHS Library.

Visit the library website for details. 

Contact Molly Dantio at mdantio@sehs.net for more information. 

FRESHMEN (GRADE 9) 

  • 011 English 1

    • A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah (2007) 

  • 010 Honors English 1

    • Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, by Lila Quintero Weaver (2012) 

  • 713 - Jesus in Scripture

    • The Servant, by James C. Hunter (1998)

Click here for the Freshmen Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

Click here for the Freshmen Honors English Reading Double Journal Assignment.

Click here to read the Freshmen Honors English Introduction to Cinematic Devices handout.

 

SOPHOMORES (GRADE 10) 

  • 020 & 021 Honors English 2 and English 2

    • The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon (2003) 

    • American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (2006)

 

Click here for the Sophomore English 2 Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the Sophomore Honors English 2 Summer Reading Assignments.

JUNIORS (GRADE 11)  

  • IB113 IB Literature Year 1

    • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (1818) 

    • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)

    031 AP Language & Composition 

    • ​​Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer (1996) 

    • Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (2017

    035 English 3​​

    • Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (2017) 

    • Choose ONE of the following:

      • Piranesi , by Susanna Clarke

      • Sooley, by John Grisham

      • The Midnight Library, by Matthew Haig 

      • Nights When Nothing Happened, by Simon Han

      • A Children's Bible, by Lydia Millet 

      • Deacon King Kong, by James McBride 

        • Select books available for purchase through the St. Edward Bookstore. 

    • These two texts will be assessed in your English class, and these assessments will constitute a significant portion of your Quarter 1 grade.

 

Additional summer reading for students taking AP US History

  • 130 AP United States History

    • America at 1750: A Social Portrait, by Richard Hoffstadter (1971)

Click here for the IB Literature 1 Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

Click here for the AP Language & Composition Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

Click here for the AP United States History Assignments. 

 


 

SENIORS (GRADE 12) 

  • IB114 IB Literature 2 

    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, revised edition by Thomas C. Foster (2014) 

    • Student's choice from list of significant literature in English from the last three years (see below), as determined by the Booker Prize, the National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Please email Mr. Allen at ajallen@sehs.net with the title you have selected by July 2, 2021. 

  • 040 AP Literature & Composition 

    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, revised edition by Thomas C. Foster (2014)

    • Student's choice from list of significant literature in English from the last three years (see below), as determined by the Booker Prize, the National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Please email Mr. Allen at ajallen@sehs.net with the title you have selected by July 2, 2021. 

  • ENGL161 College Composition 

    • Fences, by August Wilson 

    • On Writing, by Stephen King 

      • Annotated Journal requirement (see below)

  • 045 English 4 

    • Grendel, by John Gardner (1971) 

    • Student's choice from list (see below)​

Click here for the IB Literature 2 Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the AP Literature & Composition Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the English College Composition Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the English 045 Summer Reading Assignments.