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Senior Summer Reading List


Dear Incoming Senior:

Listed below are the titles for your required summer reading assignment.    Upon your return to school in September, your teacher will require you to complete an assignment based on your reading and to write both an argumentative essay and a college essay, which will count for part of your first marking period grade.  All books may be borrowed from the public library, purchased at your local bookstore, or on the Internet.  You must read all three books for the class you will enter in September.  Extra credit will be given to those students who show evidence of reading more than the required three books.  Challenge yourself!


English Grade 12—E7

Choose any 2 of these Fictional Texts


             Blum                                                           Those Who Save Us

             Eggers                                                         What is the What

             Hosseini                                                       The Kite Runner

                                     Mathur                                                        The Code Breaker

                                      Zusak                                                          The Book Thief


                                                            Choose any 1 of these Non-Fiction Texts

                                     Albom                                                  Tuesdays with Morrie

                                    Bissinger                                               Friday Night Lights

                                    Malcolm X                                            The Autobiography of Malcolm X



You must read all three books and complete a double entry journal for the class you will enter in September.  Instructions for completing a DEJ as you read, are listed on the flip side of this list.  Teachers will work with you in September to use your textual evidence and assist you to write a highly effective essay.  We encourage you to read independently.


Challenge yourself!    Have a wonderful summer!





                                                                                                Virginia Izzo

                                                                                                Assistant Principal

                                                                                                English Department