High School Summer Reading

Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading

Wellesley High School Summer Reading List 2024

Wellesley High School Library Summer Reading List 2023

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten 2023 Books, and 2024 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

 

Diverse American Voices- Honors:

 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

 

Diverse American Voices – ACP:

 

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

 

Senior Creative Writing

 

Poetry 180 or 180 More (both by Billy Collins)

 

World Literature

 

Please read a book of your choice from this list

 

AP Language & Composition

 

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass by  Frederick Douglass  

Please complete this assignment.  You will use the completed assignment as process work for the course’s first in-class assessment.

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

 

AP Language & Composition

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass by  Frederick Douglass  

Please complete this assignment.  You will use the completed assignment as process work for the course’s first in-class assessment.

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)

 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

 

10 ACP (English 122)

 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

 

10H (English 121)

 

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

 

 Foundations of English

 

   Please choose ONE of the following novels to read this summer. There will be an assignment when we return in the fall:  

New Kid, by Jerry Craft   or

Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen    or

Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt   or

Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher   

 

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)

 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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

 

Foundations of English

 

Please choose ONE of the following novels to read this summer. There will be an assignment when we return in the fall:  

New Kid, by Jerry Craft   or

Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen    or

Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt   or

Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher   

 

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