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Rising 11th Grade AP Language

Student engagement with summer reading has been shown through considerable research to be invaluable to overall academic progress.  Summer reading provides students with the opportunity to learn about themes that will be explored in the coming year as well as to discover the types of books that they enjoy reading for pleasure. The books selected for summer reading are chosen based on a variety of factors, including literary merit and student appeal. Literature reflects a multitude of perspectives and offers a safe place to consider a wide range of opinions and life experiences; however, not every book is the right fit for every child. We encourage parents to discuss the available choices with their children, so that students and parents can find books that are a great fit and engage in conversations about reading. Parents who are curious to learn more about titles may seek reviews from their favorite bookseller, Goodreads.com, or Common Sense Media.

The English department will finalize the instructions for the summer reading assignments by April 15, 2019.

Click the image below for a link to the SGIS summer reading site.

Fiction - Choose 1 title from this list:

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

The Awakening by kate Chopin

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Non-Fiction and Essays - Choose 1 title from this list:

Devil in the White City: Murder, magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Death of a Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone

Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack by Rebecca Skloot

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences by Truman Capote

 

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 19th, 2013

Slaughterhouse-Five (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
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Published: Dell - November 3rd, 1991

Cold Mountain Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - September 2006

The Awakening Cover Image
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Published: Bantam Classics - April 1985

The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

Moby-Dick: or, The Whale Cover Image
By Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco (Introduction by), Tom Quirk (Commentaries by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

The Age of Innocence Cover Image
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Published: Bantam Classics - January 1996

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Cover Image
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Published: Perfection Learning - February 2004

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales Cover Image
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Published: Touchstone - April 2nd, 1998

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

The Wordy Shipmates Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 6th, 2009

Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

Between the World and Me Cover Image
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2012

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Cover Image
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2015

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

In Cold Blood (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679745587
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Published: Vintage - February 1994