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Summer Reading List 2017

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 2017 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
DuPrau–The City of Ember
Hinton—The Outsiders
Hobbs—Sonny’s War
Lee—To Kill a Mockingbird
Pfeffer—Life As We Knew It
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
Smith—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Steinbeck–Of Mice and Men
Tolkien—The Hobbit
Twain—The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Zusak—The Book Thief

Rising 10th-Graders:
Anderson—Catalyst
Golding–Lord of the Flies
Paton—Cry, the Beloved Country
Salinger—The Catcher in the Rye
Satrapi—Persepolis
Shelley–Frankenstein
Sofer—The Septembers of Shiraz
Spiegelman—Maus
Wiesel—Night
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
Huxley–Brave New World
Kennedy—Profiles in Courage
Lederer—Crazy English
Pollan—In Defense of Food
Vonnegut—Slaughterhouse-Five
Weir—The Martian
Williams–A Streetcar Named Desire

Rising 12th-Graders:
Carey—The Girl With All the Gifts
Ellison—Invisible Man
Gaiman—American Gods
Martel–Life of Pi
Morgenstern—The Night Circus
Morrison—Beloved
Stoker—Dracula
Wells—The War of the Worlds
Wilde–The Picture of Dorian Gray