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High School Summer Reading

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High School Study Room Hours (September through June):

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Monday – Thursday: 3:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Early Release Days: Opens at 12:00PM

Summer Reading

Grade 12

Class Title
12CP (English 143): Different Seasons – Stephen King (Read “The Body”)
12ACP (English 142): The Wall – John Lanchester

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Dragon Hoops – Gene Luen Yang

12H (English 141) The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
Diverse American Voices: Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You – Jason Reynolds*

*Letter to Students from DAV teachers

Beyond the Binary: The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood*

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Please read a book of your choice from this list

*Please note: This text includes adult content, such as physical violence and sexual assault. Please contact the instructor with any specific concerns at maxwellj@wellesleyps.org.

Humanities  The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
 Senior Creative Writing  Dragon Hoops – Gene Luen Yang

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Poetry 180, selected by Billy Collins -OR- 180 More, selected by Billy Collins

Poetry 180, in it’s entirety, may be found free at this link

World Literature Please read a book from this list.
Evolutions Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

Grade 11

Class

Title

11CP (English 133): American Born Chinese – Gene Yang
11ACP (English 132): The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates – Wes Moore
11H (English 131): 1984 – George OrwellAvailable free online at: https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/1984.pdf

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Please read a book of your choice from this list.

Evolutions (11/12): Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.

Grade 10

Class

Title

10CP (English 123): The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
10ACP (English 122): Please read a book of your choice. Suggestions for themes can be found in this letter to students.
 10H (English 121): Dragon Hoops – Gene Luen Yang

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Behold The Dreamers – 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 9/10: Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults: A True Story of the Fight for Justice – Bryan Stevenson

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Love from A to Z – S.K. Ali

Grade 9

Class

Title

9CP (English 113): The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo (optional guide)
9ACP (English 112): Dragon Hoops – Gene Luen Yang

– AND –

Please read a book of your choice from this list.

9H (English 111): Please read a book of your choice from this list.

– AND –

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

Foundations 9/10: Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults: A True Story of the Fight for Justice -Bryan Stevenson

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Love from A to Z -S.K. Ali


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