Summer Reading Assignment

“If one reads enough books, one has a fighting chance.” — Sherman Alexie

 John F. Kennedy High School

Summer Reading 2017

 The books need to be completed by the first day of school, August 2017.

 Why Summer Reading?

 • Develops a habit of reading

• Sets high standards & an expectation of rigor

• Provides academic focus for the 1st day of school

• Prepares for high school and college

• Meets district requirements

• Helps students practice skills during the summer

• Helps shrink the achievement gap



English I:

Looking for Alaska by John Greene


Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley


English I Honors:

An Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury


English 2:

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


English 2 Honors:

How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster


A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


English 3:

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Sartrapi


Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


English 3 Honors

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy


IB HL 1:

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


AP Lang and Lit

The Awakening by Kate Chopin


Women Warrior by Maxine King Hong


Contemporary Literature

Pick One:

Why Soccer Matters by Pele

Blue Rage, Black Redemption by Stanley Tookie Williams

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Me Talk Pretty One Day (or any of his essay collections) by David Sedaris

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


092 and 121

The Secrets of Top Students by Stephanie Weisman


The Freshman Survival Guide by Nora Bradbury-