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Summer Reading 2016 letter by Susan Moran, Program Director for English. 

  • Information on options for grades 7-12, along with links to reviews. 

English summer reading lists

  • Information and links to English summer reading lists by class.

Questions? Email Ms. Moran: smoran@bostonpublicschools.org

Grade 7: Coming of Age

Incoming 7th grade students will choose one of the books below and 4 free choice books from the Class IV English list. Click the title to read reviews.


 

Counting by 7s

Holly G.Sloan

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead

A Time to Dance

Padma Venkatraman

 




Grade 8: Accepting Responsibilities

Rising 8th graders will read one of the two books pictured below, the 3 required books and one free choice book from the Class V English list. Click on the titles to read reviews.


 

Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice

Phillip Hoose

So Hard to Say

Alex Sanchez


Required titles for English:

  • Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.
  • Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear.
  • Mosley, Walter. 47.

 

 

Grade 9: Overcoming Obstacles

Rising 9th graders will read one of the two books pictured below, any 2 of the required books and 2 free choice books from the Class V English list. Click on the titles to read reviews.


 

The Gangster We All Are Looking For

Thi Diem Thuy Le

Some Assembly Reguired: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Arin Andrews


Two from required English book list:

  • Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale.
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
  • Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Orwell, George. 1984.
  • Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse Five.

 

 

Grade 10: The American Dream

In conjunction with a visit from the author in September, all rising 10th grade students will read The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco, the two required titles and three books from the Class III English list.


The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Richard Blanco


Required English titles:

  • Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed.
  • Wilson, August. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Grade 11: British Literature -- Resilience

Rising 11th graders will read one of the two books pictured below, the 2 required books and two free choice book from the Class II English list. Click on the titles to read reviews.


The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Never Let Me Go

Kashuo Ishiguro


Required English titles:

  • Shakespeare, WIlliam. Othello.
  • Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray.

 

Grade 12: Race in America

Rising 12th graders will read one of the two books pictured below and then the required texts for either English 12 or AP Literature.


 

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Jeff Hobbs


Required English titles

AP Literature English 12
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. 2 titles from Class I English list
1 title from Class I English list

 

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