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2010 Summer Reading Program


Table of Contents Why Read Throughout the Summer?........................................................................1 Lower School Instructions.............................................................................................2 Directions for Locating Leveled Book Lists.............................................3 Favorite Series.............................................................................................5 Favorite Authors...........................................................................................6 Multicultural Authors of Children’s & Young Adult Literature...............................................................................7 Middle School Instructions & Required Reading...............................................................8 Award Winning Books................................................................................9 Upper School Instructions........................................................................................12 Required Reading List..............................................................................13 Optional but Recommended List............................................................14 Theatre Optional but Recommended List.............................................14 These books can be found at the public library, Borders, Barnes and Noble and other book stores. For questions, please contact Media Center Director Marcia Craig at (704) 366-5657, ext. 6607. Variations from this list must be approved by Mrs. Craig. Need Help? Call... Borders (Morrocroft) • (704) 365-6261 • Barnes & Noble (Arboretum) • (704) 341-9365 Public Libraries of Charlotte Morrison Blvd. (Morrocroft) • (704) 336-2109 • Rea Road (South County Regional) • (704) 341-5872 *It is helpful to know both author and title when visiting the library or bookstore.


2010 Summer Reading Program Student achievement begins with confident reading. So this summer don’t forget to tuck a book into camp trunks, carry-on luggage and hiking knapsacks. Leave room in the beach bag for a book by your favorite author!

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. - Barrow Does not wisdom call and does not understanding raise her voice? - Proverbs 8:1 The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is. - Allan Bloom Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emilie Buchwald But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him. - James 1:5 Read, read, read. - William Faulkner Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - W. Fusselman To read is to empower To empower is to write To write is to influence To influence is to change To change is to live. - Jane Evershed The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. - Elizabeth Hardwick

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Joseph Addison


Why Read Throughout the Summer? Researchers have confirmed what you may have observed as a parent - that children differ widely in how much they read. Some children are voracious readers who keep a flashlight by the bed while other children believe that reading is a painful experience devised by adults who just don’t understand all that life has to offer. Researchers have shown that students who read consistently and widely develop fluency, a rich and useful vocabulary, expand their knowledge of God’s world, other people, historical events, and culture. Most significantly, reading is a fundamental skill that positively correlates with academic achievement. Simple reading is not enough. Chall, Jacobs, and Baldwin (1990) emphasize that challenging but comprehensible reading materials need to be the primary portion of students’ reading diets. Reading easy, entertaining, enjoyable books or an “old favorite” is appropriate once in awhile but should be considered an occasional treat. We encourage students, with parent help and direction, to choose books to read that appeal to their interests. Students are encouraged to read with purpose—to learn or for pleasure. We also advocate designating some reading time each day. For middle students, the themes or concepts that students learn about through summer reading assignments will be integrated in the curriculum in August. Summer reading gives students the background information they need to participate in meaningful class discussions. The quantity of thought-provoking supplementary books that are beneficial for students preparing themselves for college grows every year. Students can use the summer months to their advantage by reading a wide variety of books. Upper school students may be able to include their thoughts and reflections about books that have impressed them as part of college essays. All choices for summer reading for lower school students are personal. We have listed favorite series, authors and award winning books. Again we encourage students to read within their reading zone. Middle and upper school students have both required and optional reading suggestions. Thank you in advance for supporting encouraging your children to read consistently throughout the summer. Chall, J., B.Jacobs, and L. Baldwin. “The Reading Crisis.” Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

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Lower School Instructions Theme:

“Lasso a Good Book and Read”

Purpose:

For lower school students, reading consistently throughout the summer months allows them to learn new vocabulary and broaden their perspectives while maintaining reading gains made throughout the school year. We encourage every student to read at least three books that appeal to his/her interests.

Book Selections:

Teachers have encouraged students to read to learn and/or to be entertained. Students are becoming more adept at selecting books in their zones of development. So, rather than try to publish comprehensive and perhaps cumbersome lists that attempt to meet the wide array of interests and meet the developmental needs of our student body, we encourage you to use AR Bookfind—http://www.arbookfind.com/. This great tool allows you to locate books that appeal to your child and would be in his/ her zone of development. This will give you the flexibility to offer a huge variety of books to your readers.

We have included a list of favorite series and authors.

Incentives: To encourage reading the media center will offer incentives to readers. To earn these incentives, please follow these directions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

To earn an incentive, students must read at least three books. Record ALL the books you read this summer. A reading record is on the Web site. Parents, please sign the reading record beside the book title. Please bring your summer reading record to school on the first day of school in August 2010. You may turn your reading record in to your classroom teacher. Teachers will submit the reading records to the media center. READING RECORDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2010.

Students who read at least three books will earn a sticker. Additional and/or different incentives will be provided for students who read 10 or more; 20 or more; and 40 or more books. So “Lasso a Good Book and Read.”

Charlotte Christian School faculty and staff have not read all of these books. We have, however, read reviews and have tried to recommend books that are wholesome and uplifting. There may be times when reviews may not reveal language or ideas that members of the Charlotte Christian community consider inappropriate; therefore, we recommend that families read together. Reading with family members benefits students in several ways. Reading as a family supports the concept (value) that reading often and well makes for a well-read educated person. Students retain information better when they have an opportunity to discuss (retell) what they have learned or experienced by reading. Students can ask questions about unfamiliar concepts or vocabulary. Explanations will foster additional learning that becomes new background knowledge. This new background knowledge can be used for making connections to even more new learning in the future.

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Lower School Reading Record Name:___________________________________________________ Date: ______________________

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Directions for Locating Leveled Book Lists Please follow the directions carefully because the web site has many steps.

• Go to http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp

• Scroll down and look to the right of the screen for Teacher Book Wizard. Click on the words: Teacher Book Wizard. (You do not need to fill in the search box). • At the top right corner in very small gray print you will see, “Your Reading Level System.” Click on Guided Reading. Then click the set button.

• Look to the left of the screen and click on, Leveled Search. Then click, Go.

• Look at the left margin for Reading Level. Click on the arrow button beside Any (a drop down box) to find your child’s level. • You should see letters: A, B, C etc. Select the letter that aligns with your child’s reading level. You may also elect to narrow the search by selecting options.

• Then scroll to bottom of the page and click on search.

• A list of books will come up with your child’s reading level.

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp

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Favorite Series Ages 9-12 6-12 8-12 4-8 8-10 7-10 8-12 4-8 8 & up 7-12 8-12 4-8 9-12 4-8 9-12 9-12 9-12 9-12 9-12 4-8 7-10 8-12 8-12 9-12 12 and up 9 and up 8-12 4-8 6-10 4-8 7-12 8-12 9-12 9-12 9-12 4-8 4-8 4-12 7-10 9-12 9-12 9-12 6-9 7-12 8-12 9-12 9-12 8-10 10 and up 8-12 12 and up 5

Series Author A to Z Mysteries Ron Roy Adventure Odyssey Alex Rider Anthony Horowitz Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parrish American Girls Various Andrew Lost J.C. Greenberg Animal Ark Ben M. Baglio Angelina Katharine Holabird/Helen Craig Arthur Marc Brown Boxcar Mysteries Gertrude Chandler Warren Cam Jansen David Adler Curious George H.A. & Margaret Rey Dear America Various Eloise Kay Thompson Encyclopedia Brown Donald J. Sobol FaithGirlz Kristi Holl FaithGirlz – Girls of 622 Harbor View FaithGirlz – Lucy Nancy Rue Faith Girlz – Sophie Nancy Rue Franklin Sharon Jennings/Paulette Bourgeois Geronimo Stilton Geronimo Stilton Great Brain John Dennis Fitzgerald Grandma’s Attic Arleta Richardson Hank the Cowdog John R. Erickson Hardy Boys Frankin W. Dixon High Hurdles Lauraine Snelling Hyperlinkz Robert Elner If You Give A Mouse Lauren Numeroff Judy Moody Megan McDonald Junie B. Jones Barbara Park Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Nancy Krulik Lady Grace Mysteries Lady Grace Cavendish Landmark Book Series Left Behind Jerry Jenkins/Tim LaHaye Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans Magic Tree House Mary Pope Osborne Matt Christopher Sports Matt Christopher My America Various My Name Is America Various Nancy Drew Carolyn Keene Narnia C.S. Lewis Nate the Great Marjorie Sharmat Ramona & Henry Beverly Cleary Red Rock Mysteries Jerry Jenkins/Chris Fabry Redwall Brian Jacques RPM Chris Fabry Sarah Plain & Tall Patricia MacLachlan Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket 39 Clues Various Young Believer on Tour Stephen Arterburn


Favorite Authors Adler, David A. Allard, Harry Allen, Judy Arnold, Tedd Arnosky, Jim Avi Aylesworth, Jim Baglio, Ben M. Barrett, Judi Berenstain, Stan/Jan Bodecker, N. M. Bourgeois, Paulettte Bratton/Kennedy Brenner, Martha Brett, Jan Bridwell, Norman Broekel, Ray Brown, Marc Bulla, Clyde Robert Burningham, John Byars, Betsy Carle, Eric Carlstrom, Nancy Whtie Carrick, Carol Cooney, Barbara Coughlan, Cheryl Dahl, Michael Dalgliesh, Alice De Paola, Tomie Echlert, Lois Eckert, Edana Fleming, Denise Foley, Cate Fowler, Allan Fox, Mem Fradin, Dennis B Fraustino, Lisa Rowe Freeman, Don Freeman, Marcia S. Friskey, Margaret Frost, Helen Ganeri, Anita Garcia, Eulalia George, Jean Craighead Gerrard, Roy Gibbons, Gail

Giff, Patricia Reilly Gipson, Fred Greene, Carol Hall, Lynn Hayward, Linda Henkes, Kevin Herriot, James Heyman, Anita Hoban, Russell Hoff, Syd Holabird, Katharine Holm, Jennifer L. Hornblow, Leonora Hurwitz, Johanna Jacobs, Marian B. Kalbacken/Lepthien Karon, Jan Kellogg, Steven Keene, Carolyn Kessler, Leonard Kimmel, Eric A. Kirpatrick, Rob Knox, Barbara Kramer, S. A. Kraus, Robert Krensky, Stephen Krumgold, Joseph Kuskin, Karla Lasky, Kathryn Leppard, Lois Gladys Lester, Helen Levine, Ellen Lewis, Beverly Lewis, Marjorie Lobel, Arnold Lonenecker, Theresa Lord, John Vernon Lowry, Lois Lunn, Carolyn MacLachlan, Patricia Marshall, Edward Marshall, James Mattern, Catherine Maurer, Tracy M. McCall/Keller McCloskey, Robert

McDermott, Gerald McKissack, Patricia C. Mills, Lauren Minarik, Else Holmelund Moore, Eva Murphy, Elspeth Campbell Murphy, Patricia J. Myers, Bill Noble, Trinka Hakes Numberoff, Laura Oke, Janette Olien, Becky Osborne, Mary Pope Parrish, Peggy Pascoe, Elaine Pattern, Barbara J. Peet, Bill Pfister, Marcus Polacco, Patricia Potter, Beatrix Rey, H.A. Richardson, Adele D. Rope, Peter/Connie Rylant, Cynthia Saunders-Smith, Gail Say, Allen Schaefer, Lola M. Scheer, Julian Seuss, Dr. Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Shaw, Nancy Slate, Joseph Snelling, Lauraine Stamper, Judith Townsend, Emily Rose Trumbauer, Lisa Waber, Bernard Waddell, Martin Warner, Gertrude Chandler Wexler, Jerome Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wise Brown, Margaret Wisniewski, David Wood, Audrey Ziefert, Harriet

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Multicultural authors of Children’s & Young Adult Literature Joseph Bruchac Gwendolyn Books Nikki Giovanni Nikki Grimes Virginia Hamilton Ji Li Jiang

Julius Lester Patricia McKissack Frederick McKissack Patricia Polacco Linda Sue Parks Gloria Jean Pickney

Jerry Pinkney Ethel Footman Smothers Mildred D. Taylor Angela Johnson Jacqueline Woodson Lawerence Yep

Foreign Language Enrichment Practice makes perfect! Especially when it comes to a foreign language. You may want to take advantage of some of the following tools this summer.

Spanish • JK - Grade 2 Teach them Spanish First 1000 Words Picture Dictionary Coleccion de Clifford grande y pequeno (two books in Spanish) La ganga de enero (nine books in Spanish)

Spanish • Grades 3-5 Teach them Spanish First 1000 Words Picture Dictionary Seasons Book Set (four books) La Gallinita Roja book (32 pages) Zoo Books in Spanish Coleccion de Clifford grande y pequeno (two books in Spanish) La Ganga de enero (nine books in Spanish)

French • JK - Grade 2 My First French Word Coloring Book Let’s Learn French Coloring Book

French • Grades 3-5 Way Cool French Phrase Book First 1000 Words Picture Dictionary

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Middle School Instructions & Required Reading For middle school students, reading consistently throughout the summer months allows them to increase their background knowledge which they can apply to new tasks. The books that students are encouraged to read relate to topics that will be discussed in the fall and allows them to have a common basis for discussion and reflection with peers. All middle school students will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through summer reading when they return to school in August. Become familiar with the plot, characters, setting(s) and conflicts of the book(s) you are reading. Students entering grades six through eight are required to read one specific book (identified on the list below) and are encouraged to read one or more of the optional books listed. We encourage voracious readers to read books of their choice. 2010 Middle School Summer Reading Selections Rising Grade 6 Required Selection: Listening For Lions by Gloria Whelan (Students will be required to take an AR test on the required reading during the month of August with their teacher.)

Rising sixth grade students are encouraged to read one or more of the following optional books: The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis Rising Grade 7 Required Selection: Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park (Students will be required to take an AR test on the required reading during the month of August with their teacher.)

Rising seventh grade students are encouraged to read one or more of the following optional books: Tangerine by Edward Bloor The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare Rising Grade 8 Required Selection:

Touching Spirit Bear

by Ben Mikaelsen

Rising eighth grade students are encouraged to read one or more of the following optional books: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Charlotte Christian School faculty and staff have not read all of these books. We have, however, read reviews and have tried to recommend books that are wholesome and uplifting. There may be times when reviews may not reveal language or ideas that members of the Charlotte Christian community consider inappropriate; therefore, we recommend that families read together. Reading with family members benefits students in several ways. Reading as a family supports the concept (value) that reading often and reading on a variety of topics creates a well-read educated person. Students retain information better when they have an opportunity to discuss (retell) what they have learned or experienced by reading. Students can ask questions about unfamiliar concepts or vocabulary. Explanations will foster additional learning that becomes new background knowledge. This new background knowledge can be used for making connections to even more new learning in the future.

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Award Winning Books In addition to the wonderful classic books on the list of middle school reading choices, students may select from the following Newbery Award, and honor books. 2010 Medal Winner: • When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Honor Books: • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

by Phillip Hoose by Jacqueline Kelly by Rodman Philbrick

2009 Medal Winner: 2009 MedAl winner is not overlooked by Charlotte Christian but neither is recommended. 2008 Medal Winner: • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Village from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz Honor Books: • Elijah of Buxton • The Wednesday Wars • Feathers 2007 Medal Winner: • The Higher Power of Lucky Honor Books: • Penny fron Heaven • Hattie Big Sky • Rules 2006 Medal Winner: • Criss Cross Honor Books: • Whittington • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow • Princess Academy • Show Way 2005 Medal Winner: • Kira-Kira Honor Books: • Al Capone Does My Shirts

by Christopher Paul Curtis by Gary D. Schmidt by Jacqueline Woodson by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)

by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House) by Kirby Larson (Delacorte Press) by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic) by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)

by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler (Random House)

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic) by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

by Gennifer Choldenko (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

• The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin) • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

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Award Winning Books 2004 Medal Winner: • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering (Candlewick Press) Honor Books: • Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books) • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion Books) Other books that may appeal to ms readers: • Granny Torrelli Makes Soup* by Sharon Creech • Soldier’s Heart* by Gary Paulsen (Male appeal - graphic novel of Civil War soldier) • Ghost Canoe* by Will Hobbs (Male appeal - action/adventure) • Redwall Series** by Brain Jacques

(Male appeal)

Nonfiction: • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens** • The Great Fire*

by Sean Covey by Jim Murphy

• The Other Side of Truth* • Red Scarf Girl*

by Beverly Naidoo by Ji Li Jiang

Authors who write for young adults: • Ann Rinaldi writes historical fiction and these will appeal to girls. • Sharon Creech has titles that will appeal to both guys and girls. • Gary Paulsen and Will Hobbs write action adventure books that are appealing to all. • Avi writes books that will appeal to both genders. • Philip Pullman writes books in the fantasy genre that also deal with good versus evil. • In The Tiger in the Well series, his writing has been compared to Charles Dickens. • Elizabeth George Speare has several books that will appeal to young adults. • Richard Peck also writes quick reads that are appealing to young people. • Jacqueline Woodson and Mildred Taylor also have many fine books to their credit and are renown African American authors.

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Upper School Instructions For upper school students, reading consistently throughout the summer months prepares them for the academic courses that they will take in the fall. The quantity of thought-provoking supplementary books that are beneficial to students preparing themselves for college grows every year. Students can use the summer months to their advantage by reading a wide variety of books. Reading prepares students to deal with new ideas and provides a basis for discussion and reflection on a common topic. Every student in every grade in the upper school is required to read at least one book. The book assignments are generally made by grade level. Students in honors and/or Advanced Placement速 classes have additional reading assignments. There are also lists of optional books for those students who want to learn more in a particular area. Teachers have specific units and activities planned that will deal with the content of the required books. Teachers may ask students to read paying attention to specific concepts, themes, ideas, characterization and so forth and will directly communicate their expectations to students. Note: AP Foreign Language teachers will send a summer assignments packet to those students taking an AP Foreign Language class. This is required work for those students.

Charlotte Christian School faculty and staff have not read all of these books. We have, however, read reviews and have tried to recommend books that are wholesome and uplifting. There may be times when reviews may not reveal language or ideas that members of the Charlotte Christian community consider inappropriate; therefore, we recommend that families read together. Reading with family members benefits students in several ways. Reading as a family supports the concept (value) that reading often and reading on a variety of topics creates a well-read educated person. Students retain information better when they have an opportunity to discuss (retell) what they have learned or experienced by reading. Students can ask questions about unfamiliar concepts or vocabulary. Explanations will foster additional learning that becomes new background knowledge. This new background knowledge can be used for making connections to even more new learning in the future.

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required reading for RISING GRADE 9:

• The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

Upper School Required Reading Lists

In addition, students taking Honors English are required to read the following book. • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

REQUIRED READING FOR RISING GRADE 10:

• Killer Angels by Michael Shaara In addition, students taking Honors English and/or AP U.S. History are required to read a second book. Students taking AP U.S. History are also required to read this book. • Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fischer Students taking Honors English but who are NOT taking AP U.S. History, please select ONE: • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair • How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe • The Crucible by Arthur Miller • The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall

REQUIRED READING FOR RISING GRADE 11:

• Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Students in AP European History are required to read one of the following books. • Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths by Regine Pernoud • Templars: The Knights of Christ by Regine Pernoud • The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc • Citadel of God: A Novel of St. Benedict by Louis de Wohl • Joan of Arc by Mark Twain • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott In addition, Honors English or AP Language and Composition and/or AP U.S. Government & Politics also must read ONE of the following books. The descriptions above each book or group of books are there to help students in Honors or AP Language and/or AP History make a decision about the next required book. Students who are taking Honors English or AP Language and Composition may choose any of the following books: • Barefoot Heart by Elva Trevino Hart • Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka • Siddharatha by Herman Hesse • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende • Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck • The Autobiography of Malcolm X These two books are options ONLY for those in AP Language and Composition and are not required reading for any student. • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance* by Robert Pirsig • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings* by Maya Angelo Students who are also interested in themes that will align with Junior Bible (Christian Theology and World Religions) might want to read the following book. • Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias Students who are taking AP U.S. Government & Politics might want to read one of the following books: • What’s so Great About America by Dinesh D. Souza • Common Sense by Thomas Paine Students who are taking the Civil War elective might want to read the following book: • Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

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REQUIRED READING FOR RISING GRADE 12:

• The Stranger by Albert Camus (French author) (Themes in this book align with both English and Bible.)

Students in AP Literature and Composition classes are also required to read the following book. • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Students in AP European History are required to read one of the following books. • Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths by Regine Pernoud • Templars: The Knights of Christ by Regine Pernoud • The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc • Citadel of God: A Novel of St. Benedict by Louis de Wohl • Joan of Arc by Mark Twain • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Students taking AP Enviromental Science are required to read one of the following books & complete the assignment posted on the Web site: • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson These lists provide optional choices for students who want to read additional books.

US Optional But Recommended List Dr. Headley’s Recommendations: • Death Comes for the Archbishop • Hiroshima • My Antonia • The Oregon Trail • Son of the Morning Star • Two Years Before the Mast

by Willa Cather by John Hersey by Willa Cather by Francis Parkman by Evan Connel by Richard Henry Dana

Mrs. Crawford’s Recommendations (AP Art History): • Mark of the Lion: A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure the Dawn (Vol. 1-3) by Francine Rivers Mr. Nielsen’s Recommendation: • What’s So Great About America by Dinesh D’Souza

US Theatre Optional But Recommended List • Antigone • Taming of the Shrew • Tartuffe • The Importance of Being Earnest • Hedda Gabler • The Seagull • Saint Joan • Mother Courage • Our Town

by Sophocles by William Shakespeare by Moliere by Oscar Wilde by Henrik Ibsen by Anton Chekhov by George Bernard Shaw by Bertolt Brecht by Thorton Wilder

• Long Day’s Journey Into Night • The Glass Menagerie • The Little Foxes • Death of a Salesman • Lost in Yonkers • Respect for Acting • A Raisin in the Sun • Fences • Miss Julie

by Eugene O’Neill by Tennessee Williams by Lillian Hellman by Arthur Miller by Neil Simon by Uta Hagen by Lorraine Hansberry by August Wilson by August Strindberg

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Summer Reading Brochure 2010