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High School Summer Reading

Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading

Wellesley High School Summer Reading List 2023

Wellesley High School Library Summer Reading List 2023

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten 2022 Books, and 2023 Nominees

New York Times YA Best Sellers

GRADE 12

Class Title
12CP (English 143) “The Body” from Different Seasons by Stephen King
12ACP (English 142) The Narrative of Frederick Douglass by  Frederick Douglass  
12H (English 141)

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

21st Century Literature Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Beyond the Binary

 Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Diverse American Voices  The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
Senior Creative Writing

Poetry 180 or 180 More (both by Billy Collins)

World Literature Please read a book of your choice from this list
Evolutions (11/12)

The Evolutions Primer

Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

GRADE 11

Class  Title
11CP (English 133) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
11 ACP (English 132) The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
11H (English 131)

1984 by George Orwell

 And

 Please read a book of your choice from this list

Evolutions (11/12)

The Evolutions Primer 

Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

GRADE 10 

Class Title
10CP (English 123) The Pearl by John Steinbeck
10 ACP (English 122) Please read this letter from the 10ACP team and follow its guidance
10H (English 121)

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

*Note from the 10H teachers: We encourage you to find and follow your reading curiosities and preferences! Check out this list to get you started.

 Foundations of English

The Treasure of Lemon Brown  by Walter Dean Myers

GRADE 9 

Class Title
9CP (English 113) The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
9ACP (English 112) Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
9H (English 111)

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Please read one additional book of your choice from any genre you are interested in

Foundations of English

The Treasure of Lemon Brown  by Walter Dean Myers 

Test and College Prep Resources

Teen College Prep Resources