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Upper School Summer 2023 Reading List



Upper School Summer 2023 Reading List

Dear Upper School students & families,

The English Department has selected summer reading books for our students. In September, each English class will begin with assignments based on these texts, so it's important for students to have copies of the books and a solid grasp of the content. Please note that AP English is the only class that calls for specific editions. If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Holmes, English Chair, at We wish you a wonderful summer filled with captivating reading adventures!

English 9 and 9 Honors: An age-appropriate biography or memoir and one book of your own choice

English 10:

  • I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib 

And one of the following three

  • Canyons by Gary Paulsen
  • Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

English 10 Honors: 

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Penelopiad (either the play or the novella) by Margaret Atwood
  • One book of your own choice

English 11: 

  • A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
  • One book of your own choice

English 11 Honors:

  • The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • One book of your own choice

English 12: 

  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • One book of your own choice

AP English: 

  • The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles - Penguin Classics (ISBN 0-14-044425-4)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Third Norton Critical Edition (ISBN 978-0-393-64402-9)
  • The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett - Penguin (ISBN 978-0-14-311186-3)

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