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2018-19 Summer Reading
Shannon Danser

Students are required to complete their summer reading before the first day of classes on August 15, 2018.

Note: Not every student will have summer reading. Please review this list carefully to know what is required of your student.

(If viewing on a mobile, you might need to rotate your screen to view the list properly.) 

Course School Site Grade Title & Author
English 1 DLS 9 none
Honors English 1 DLS 9 The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane
English 2 DLS 10 Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
Honors English 2 DLS 10 Lord of the Flies
William Golding
English 3 DLS/CHS 11 Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer
AP Language and Composition DLS/CHS 11 The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
AP Literature and Composition DLS 12 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde


The Odyssey
Homer (Translated by Robert Fagel, Penguin Publishers
AP Literature and Composition CHS 12 The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
Global Voices DLS 12 Death and the Penguin
Andrey Kurkov
Literature and Film DLS 12 Goodbye, Columbus
Philip Roth
Shakespeare DLS 12 Shakespeare on Toast
Ben Crystal
The Culture of Storytelling DLS 12 A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula LeGuin
The Short Story DLS 12 Short Story Reader
(available at the DLS Bookstore)
Western Literature DLS 12 Shane
Jack Schaefer
21st-Century Woman CHS 12 Half the Sky
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
African American Literature CHS 12 Citizen: An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine
Dystopian Fiction CHS 12 Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
Podcasting and Storytelling CHS 12 none
Psych Realism CHS 12 none
Voices of the Oppressed CHS 12 none
Writing Seminar CHS 12 This Boy's Life
Tobias Wolff
AP U.S. History DLS 11 American Pageant (textbook)
chapters 1-3
AP U.S. History CHS 11 American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America 
(ISBN 9780143122029 or 0143122029)
**Students should also login to Schoology for reading assignments in the textbook**
AP Psychology DLS 12 The Story of Psychology (2007 Edition)
Morton Hunt
AP Biology DLS 10 Survival of the Sickest
Dr. Sharon Moalem with J. Prince
AP Biology CHS 10 I Contain Multitudes
Ed Young
Health DLS 9 Beautiful Boy
David Sheff

















































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