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Rising 11th Grade English III

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.

Required Reading:

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Novels (choose two from the list):

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679764021
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

The Handmaid's Tale (Movie Tie-in) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525435006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - April 18th, 2017

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

The Serpent King Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553524055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - June 6th, 2017

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017