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Summer Reading List


Below is the 2021 Summer Reading List for De La Salle High School. The reading assignments are to be completed by the first day of class for the 2021-22 school year, which is scheduled for August 11, 2021.

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 DLS 9 No Summer Reading Required
English 1 Honors DLS 9 Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
(ISBN: 9781675993941)
English 2 DLS 10 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
(ISBN: 9780812550702)
English 2 Honors DLS 10 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
(ISBN: 9780399501487)
English 3 DLS 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 DLS/CHS 11 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(ISBN: 9780743273565)
  CHS 12 Choose One
Educated by Tara Westover
(ISBN: 9780399590504)
or 
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
(ISBN : 9780525509714)
*All students with AP Language & Composition at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.
AP Literature & Composition DLS/CHS 12 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(ISBN: 9780486278070)
*All students with AP Literature & Composition at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.
  DLS 12 The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagel
(ISBN: 9780140268867)
The Short Story DLS 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 DLS 12 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
(ISBN: 9780547773742)
Shakespeare DLS 12 The World as Stage by Bill Bryson 
(ISBN: 9781849310544)
Literature, Conflict, &
Human Ex.
DLS 12 No summer reading required
Explorations in Writing CHS 12 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
(ISBN: 9780385755917)
Dystopian Fiction CHS 12 Choose One to Read
Ready Player One 
by Ernest Cline
(ISBN: 9780307887443)
The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins
(ISBN: 9781407109084)
The Memory Visit by Jenny Lynn Lambert
(ISBN: 978177339848)
21st Century Woman CHS 12 Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
(ISBN: 9780307387097)
Western Literature DLS 12 Shane by Jack Schaefer
(ISBN: 9780544239470)
Psych Realism CHS 12 No summer reading required
Classics of Horror DLS 12 Carrie by Stephen King
(ISBN: 9780307743664) 
       
Social Studies
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
AP U.S. History DLS 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 DLS 11/12 The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt
(ISBN: 9780307278074)
  CHS 11/12 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
(ISBN: 9780316299220)
       
Science
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
AP Biology DLS 10 Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem with J. Prince
(ISBN: 9780060889661)
AP Chemistry DLS 11 *All students with AP Chemistry at De La Salle, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment
       
Health
Course School   Grade  Title and Author
Health DLS 9 Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
(ISBN: 9870547203881)


Updated June 15, 2021