HC Summer Reading

AP Art History

The Annotated Mona Lisa

AP World History

The Human Story by James C. Davis   AP World History Assignment

9th grade Academy Biology

Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine by R. Nesse and G. Williams.

9th grade Academy AP U.S. Government

Summer Reading & Assignments

AP English Literature and Academy AP English Literature (Senior)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Poisonwood Bible by Barabra Kingsolver
How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas Foster

Dual Credit English*—Three required books to be purchased for class only (not summer reading):

The Longman Writer, Eighth Edition by Judith Nadell, John Langan, and Eliza A. Comodromos; Publisher:  Longman.
Quick Access Compact, Second Edition by Lynn Quitman Troyka and Douglas Hesse; Publisher:  Prentice Hall.
Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, Fifth Edition by Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer; Publisher:  Longman

*The Dual Credit teachers expect these texts to remain the same but BCTC doesn’t release its list until later in the spring.  Students who sign up for Dual Credit will need to get the final list from Dual Credit teachers before the end of this academic year.

AP Language and Composition and Academy Language and Composition (Junior) 

What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell (students may choose to carefully read the collections of essays in Part One, Two, or Three, as defined by the book’s table of contents)
Gulp, by Mary Roach (read the entire book)
Writing with Style 3rd ed: Conversations on the Art of Writing, by John R. Trimble (read the entire book) **Required for Academy Level ONLY

Advanced Junior English—two required texts

Affrilachia—Required text
Read ONE of the following as the 2nd required text:
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

General Junior English—One recommended reading:

Winter’s Bone  by Daniel Woodrell 
The Help by Kathryn Stockett  
The Kite Runner by Khalid Khomeni
Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Sophomore Academy English—Three required readings:

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell 
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Sophomore Pre-AP English II

Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

General English II

“Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker

Freshman Academy English—One required reading:

The Odyssey—Fitzgerald translation

Pre-AP English I (9th Grade)—Two required readings (select two from the list)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson                                          
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor                                      
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
DJ Rising by Love Maia
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

General Freshman English—Choose any one or more books to read for pleasure: 

Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser;
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith
King of Screwups by K. L. Going
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Maze Runner by James Dashner
For more information regarding summer reading assignments and where to find these materials, please click here.

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