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Book List for English Courses

9th Grade

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

Night by Elie Wiesel

10th Grade

Semester 1:

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Choose one of the following:

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  • Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Semester 2:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Choose one of the following John Steinbeck Novels:

  • Tortilla Flat

  • Of Mice and Men

  • The Pearl

  • The Red Pony

  • Cannery Row

11th Grade

Semester 1:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Choose one of the following:

  • The Immortal Lie of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

  • Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

  • Look Me in the Eye:  My Life with Asperger’s by John elder Robinson

  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Every Make by Sean Covey

  • Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

  • Black Boy by Richard Wright

  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  • The Thing They Carried by Tim O’Brien

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Greer

Semester 2:

Choose one of the following:

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12th Grade

Semester 1:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Choose one of the following:

  • Anthem by Ayn Rand

  • 1984 by George Orwell

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Semester 2:

Choose one of the following:

  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

  • West With the Night by Beryl Markham

  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

  • Ben and Jerry’s Double Dip by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

Optional

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

  • Beowulf

  • Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer