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Summer Reading List


Below is the 2020 Summer Reading List for De La Salle High School. The reading assignments are to be completed by the first day of class for the 2020-21 school year, which is scheduled for August 12, 2020.

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

 Students must purchase their own summer reading books, they are not included in the textbook fee.

English
Course School  Grade  Title and Author
English 1 DLSHS 9 No Summer
Reading Required
English 1
Honors
DLSHS 9 Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
(ISBN: 9781675993941)
English 2 DLSHS 10 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
(ISBN: 9780812550702)
English 2
Honors
DLSHS 10 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
(ISBN: 9780399501487)
English 3 DLSHS 11 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
(ISBN: 9780385486804)
English 3 CHS 11 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
(ISBN: 9780375702709)
AP Language
& Composition
DLSHS/CHS 11 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(ISBN: 9780743273565)
AP Literature
& Composition
DLSHS 12 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(ISBN: 9780486278070)
  DLSHS 12 The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagel
(ISBN: 9780140268867)
  CHS 12 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
(ISBN: 9780143039433)
The Short Story DLSHS 12 Short Story Reader
(PDF sent to all students enrolled in this course)
Podcasting
& Storytelling
CHS 12 No summer reading required
The Culture of
Storytelling
DLSHS 12 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
(ISBN: 9780547773742)
Shakespeare DLSHS 12 Shakespeare on Toast by Ben Crystal
(ISBN: 9781848310544)
Literature, Conflict,
& Human Ex.
DLSHS 12 No summer reading required
Writing
Seminar
DLSHS 12 This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
(ISBN: 9780802136688)
Dystopian
Fiction
CHS 12 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
(ISBN: 9780307887443)
21st Century
Woman
CHS 12 Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
(ISBN: 9780307387097)
Western
Literature
DLSHS 12 Shane by Jack Schaefer
(ISBN: 9780544239470)
Psych
Realism
CHS 12 No summer reading required
Classics of
Horror
DLSHS 12 Carrie by Stephen King
(ISBN: 9780307743664) 
       
Social Studies
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
AP
U.S. History
DLSHS 11 The American Pageant: AP Edition
Chapters 1-3 (PDF Here)
  CHS 11 American Nations: A History of the Eleven
Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Chapters 1-12 (pages 23-149)
(ISBN: 9780143122029)
  CHS 11 The Unfinished Nation:
A Concise History of the American People

Chapters 1-3 (PDF Here)
Click here to review full summer reading assignment
AP
Psychology
DLSHS 11/12 The Story of Psychology, 2007 edition by Morton Hunt
(ISBN: 9780307278074)
  CHS 11/12 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking 
by Malcolm Gladwell
(ISBN: 9780316010665)
       
Science
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
AP
Biology
DLSHS 10 Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem with J. Prince
(ISBN: 9780060889661)
       
Health
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
Health DLSHS 9 Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
(ISBN: 9870547203881)


Updated May 21, 2020