SSCPS Summer Reading - HIGH SCHOOL

High School – Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Freshmen

ENGLISH: choose one; honors students choose two

Persepolis (Volume 1) by Marjane Satrapi
Lion by Saroo Brierley
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

HISTORY FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 9TH:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
 

Sophomores

ENGLISH: choose two

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (both or either of your books may come from this series)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

HISTORY:

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai (original or young readers edition)

Juniors

ENGLISH: choose two

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Kindred by Octavia Butler
All Souls by Michael MacDonald
Here to Stay by Sara Farizam

HISTORY:

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel (read at least 8 interviews) OR

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand

Seniors

ENGLISH - world literature: must read two

(African)The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by WilliamKamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
(Hispanic) In the Times of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
(European) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
(European) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
(Asian) Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

COMMUNICATIONS (ELECTIVE):
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell 

A.P. Classes:

WORLD HISTORY: must read
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place)

LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION: must read all 3
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Educated by Tara Westover

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

LITERATURE AND COMPOSTION: must read both
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

 

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

Lion (Movie Tie-In) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399584695
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Published: Berkley - November 1st, 2016

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas an American Slave Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781523892525
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 5th, 2016

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book Two) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545586177
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 4th, 2013

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545663267
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316327916
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121077
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Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2012

The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

The Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2011

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

Kindred Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie Cover Image
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Published: Beacon Press - November 1st, 2007

Here to Stay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209858
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565846562
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Published: New Press - July 7th, 2005

Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression Cover Image
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Published: New Press - October 9th, 2012

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061730337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2010

In the Time of the Butterflies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565129764
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743482752
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2004

The Metamorphosis Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780553213690
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Published: Bantam Classics - February 1st, 1972

The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by), David Cronenberg (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780393347098
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 20th, 2014

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385722209
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Published: Anchor - October 29th, 2002

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

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

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Harold Bloom (Afterword by), Douglas Clegg (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780451532244
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Published: Signet - October 1st, 2013

The War of the Worlds Cover Image
By H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder (Editor), Brian Aldiss (Introduction by), Andy Sawyer (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141441030
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 4th, 2005