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Summer Reading List

From our Principal, Mrs. Cyndie Richardson:
The research is clear:  students who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress, and that loss has a cumulative long-term effect!

The OHA English department has selected the following titles as recommended Summer 2016 reading, both to maintain/increase fluency and reading level, and to encourage independent reading:

Rising 8th-Graders:
Allende—City of the Beasts
Alvarez—Before We Were Free
Card—Ender’s Game
Hinton—The Outsiders
Hobbs—Sonny’s War
Lee—To Kill a Mockingbird
Pfeffer—Life As We Knew It
Rowling—Harry Potter (Any)
Shakespeare—Romeo and Juliet
Smith—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Rising 9th-Graders:
Adams—Watership Down
Carroll—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Cisneros—The House on Mango Street
Clarke—Childhood’s End
Orwell—Animal Farm
Rowling—Harry Potter (Any)
Smith—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Tolkien—The Hobbit
Twain—The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Zusak—The Book Thief

Rising 10th-Graders:
Houston and Houston—Farewell to Manzanar
Paton—Cry, the Beloved Country
Salinger—The Catcher in the Rye
Selznick—The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sofer—The Septembers of Shiraz
Wong—Fifth Chinese Daughter

Rising 11th-Graders:
Adams—The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Alexie—The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Alvarez—How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Bradbury—Fahrenheit 451
Ellison—Invisible Man
Kennedy—Profiles in Courage
Lederer—Crazy English
Pollan—In Defense of Food
Weir—The Martian

Rising 12th-Graders:
Carey—The Girl With All the Gifts
Ellison—Invisible Man
Gaiman—American Gods
Morgenstern—The Night Circus
Wells—The War of the Worlds
White—The Sword in the Stone
Woodson—Behind  You