The Wellesley Free Libraries are open for phone service and curbside pickup only. Please call 781-235-1610 ext. 1104 to speak to a staff member. Click here for curbside pickup. Book drops are open at the Main Library. Fines are suspended and due dates on physical materials are extended to July 31. Click here for more information on our phased reopening plan.

High School


High School Study Room Hours (September through June):


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

*Wellesley High School English Department Summer Reading 2020 Website

*Read the text assigned for your course plus one book of your choice. Title suggestions:

Grade 12

Class Title
12CP (English 143): Different Seasons – Stephen King (Read “The Body”)
12ACP (English 142): On Writing – Stephen King
Senior Creative Writing: 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.)
12H (English 141): The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
Beyond the Binary: The Handmaids Tale – Margarate Atwood
Diverse American Voices: Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You – Jason Reynolds
Evolutions 11/12: The Evolutions Primer
World Literature Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

Grade 11



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 Orwell
Evolutions (11/12): The Evolutions Primer

Grade 10



10CP (English 123): The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
10ACP (English 122): Kindred – Octavia Butler
 10H (English 121): Behold The Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue, -OR- The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

*Choose ONE of these texts PLUS ONE of the texts on the Who Are We list (linked above) 

 Foundations 9/10: Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

Grade 9



9CP (English 113): The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
9ACP (English 112): The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
9H (English 111): The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo & Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Foundations 9/10: Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

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