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

OR

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

AND

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

 

English 3:

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Sartrapi

OR

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

 

English 3 Honors

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

OR

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

  

IB HL 1:

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

OR

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

AP Lang and Lit

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

AND

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

OR

The Freshman Survival Guide by Nora Bradbury-