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Summer Reading List

Below is the 2019 Summer Reading List for De La Salle High School. 

The reading assignments are to be completed by the first day of class for the 2019-20 school year, which will be August 14, 2019.

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

Course School Site  Grade  Title and Author
English 1 DLSHS 9 No summer
reading required
Honors English 1 DLSHS 9 Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
English 2 DLSHS 10 Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
Honors English 2 DLSHS 10 Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
English 3 DLSHS/CHS 11 Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
AP Language and Comp DLSHS/CHS 11 The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
AP Literature and Comp DLSHS 12 The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
  DLSHS 12 The Odyssey
by Robert Fagel (Penguin Publishers)
  CHS 12 The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
The Short Story DLSHS 12 Short Story Reader
Voices of the
CHS 12 No summer reading required
Podcasting and Storytelling CHS 12 No summer reading required
The Culture of
DLSHS 12 A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula LeGuin
Shakespeare DLSHS 12 Shakespeare on Toast
by Ben Crystal
Literature, Conflict,
and Human Ex.
DLSHS 12 No summer
reading required
Writing Seminar DLSHS 12 This Boy's Life
by Tobias Wolff
  CHS 12 Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Hate you Give
by Angie Thomas
Dystopian Fiction CHS 12 Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
21st Century Woman CHS 12 Half the Sky
by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Western Literature DLSHS 12 Shane
by Jack Schaefer
CHS 12 No summer reading required
Classics of Horror DLSHS 12 Carrie
by Stephen King
Social Studies
AP U.S. History DLSHS 11 American Pageant textbook
(chapters 1-3)
  CHS   American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
(Students should login to Schoology for reading assignments in the textbook)
AP Psychology DLSHS 11/12 The Story of Psychology, 2007 edition
by Morton Hunt
AP Biology DLSHS 10 Survival of the Sickest
by Dr. Sharon Moalem with J. Prince
Health DLSHS 9 Beautiful Boy
by David Sheff


Updated August 6, 2019