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As a new or returning upper school student, you have summer reading. Teachers have tried to choose books that will sharpen your reading skills and set up themes for the coming year.  One book is assigned below. The other should be taken from the 2020 US Summer Reading List. If you have questions, email your English teacher for the upcoming school year.

2020–21 course assignments

  • English 9: Four Souls by Louise Erdrich and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List. Please read this note about the novel from Miss Abel prior to reading Four Souls.
  • English 9 Adv: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List
  • English 10: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List
  • English 10 Adv: The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List
  • English 11: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List
  • English 11 AP: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell and one other book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List
  • English 12 & 12 AP: Two books appropriate for summer reading for English classes from the 2020 US Summer Reading List

When selecting your book from the 2020 US Summer Reading List, remember that the list is suggestive, not inclusive. The English Department suggests these books because we hope everyone will find a book that interests them. If you are interested in reading a book of comparable difficulty that is not on the list, please ask your future English teacher for permission. You are encouraged to take notes so that you are prepared to discuss the books and to write about them in August.
 
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