Academics

Summer Reading Lists

Every summer, students are required to read selected books and passages and be prepared for tests on the material the first week of school. Below are the reading lists for the summer of 2017. Students can order their summer reading books from the Follett website; click here for a guide to ordering.
 

List of 5 items.

  • Freshman Reading List

    All incoming freshmen must read the following:

    Ender's Game
    By Orson Scott Card
    ISBN: 978-0812550702
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    Seabiscuit: American Legend
    By Laura Hillenbrand
    ISBN: 9780449005613
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    St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God’s Service
    By Peggy Sklar
    ISBN-13: 978-0809166886
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  • Sophomore Reading List

    All Sophomores must read the following:

    Joshua: A Parable For Today
    By Joseph Girzone
    ISBN: 978-0684813462
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    The Last Duel
    By Eric Jager
    ISBN: 978-0767914178
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    All Sophomores in English II are to read one of the following:

    Farhenheit 451
    By Ray Bradbury
    ISBN: 978-1451673319
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    Ready Player One
    By Ernest Cline
    ISBN : 978-0307887443
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    Assignment for Sophomores in AP European History:
    A History of Western Society
    Author:  McKay-Crowston-Wiesner-Hanks-Perry
    ISBN: 978-1457677106
    *This is your textbook for the course. Please read Chapter 11 of the textbook over the summer.
     
  • Junior Reading List

    All Juniors in English III only are to read one of the following:

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    By Sherman Alexie
    ISBN: 978-0316013697
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    Say You’re One of Them
    By Uwem Akpan
    ISBN: 978-0316086370
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  • Senior Reading List

    All Seniors in English IV only are to read one of the following:

    My Life as a Foreign Country
    By Brian Turner
    ISBN: 978-0393351842
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    The Things They Carried
    By Tim O'Brien
    ISBN: 978-0618706419
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  • Reading Lists for Students in AP Classes

    AP Art History
    Brunelleschi’s Dome
    Author: Ross King
    ISBN: 9781620401934
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    AP Biology
    No Summer Assignment
     
    AP Chemistry
    No Summer Assignment
     
    AP Economics
    The Undercover Economist
    Author: Tim Harford
    ISBN: 9780345494016
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    AP Environmental Science
    AP European History
    A History of Western Society
    Author:  McKay-Crowston-Wiesner-Hanks-Perry
    ISBN: 978-1457677106
    *This is your textbook for the course. Read Chapter 11 of the textbook.*
     
     
    AP Goverment and Politics
    Animal Farm
    Author: George Orwell
    ISBN: 978-0452284241
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    AP Human Geography
    Collapse
    Author: Jared Diamond
    ISBN:  9780143117001
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    AP Language and Composition
    Outliers: The Story of Success
    Author: Malcolm Gladwell
    ISBN: 978-0316017930
    (NO STUDY GUIDE)
    **AP Language students, do not read the books for English III juniors.
     
    AP Literature and Composition
    The Sun Also Rises
    Ernest Hemingway
    ISBN: 978-0743297332
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    **AP Literature students do not read the books for English IV seniors
     
    AP Physics
    No Summer Reading assignment
     
     
    AP United States History
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Author:  Stephen Crane
    ISBN:  978-0553210118
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