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Easton Public Schools 2018 Summer Reading

Easton Middle School

All students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 are required to read:

by Gordon Korman

Oliver Ames High School

Entering grade 12 AP literature:

Required Reading:

The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver

Students will take an assessment the first week of school.

Humanities (Honors, elective):

Required Reading:

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Students will take an assessment the first week of school.

Students may choose one or more books from these lists, and during the first few weeks of school, students will engage in class discussions about their reading.

The books are listed by recommended age appropriateness, but students may choose from either list:

Grades 9-10 Recommendations:

Half of the Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi,  Mattias Ripa

Overturned by Lamar Giles

Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Vincent and Theo: the Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman,

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds,  Brendan Kiely

Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart  

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Warcross by Marie Lu

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Grades 11 and 12 Recommendations:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

The Other Wes Moore  by Wes Moore

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

1984 by George Orwell

Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Bossypants by Tina Fey

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Sway by Kat Spears

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

They All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Every Day by David Levithan

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

March: Book Three by John Lewis

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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