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 COURSE TEXTS

College Prep English I

Choose one:

 

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

 

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

Advanced English I

Choose one:

 

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

 

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Honors English I

Required:

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

Choose one:

 

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

 

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

College Prep English II

Choose ONE. Nonfiction selections are marked with an asterisk (*)

 

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden *

 

I am Malala by Malala Yousafazi *

 

Sold by Patricia McCormick

 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Advanced English II

Choose ONE. Nonfiction selections are marked with an asterisk (*)

 

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

 

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden *

 

I am Malala by Malala Yousafazi *

 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson *

 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander*

 

Sold by Patricia McCormick

 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Honors English II

Required:

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

 

Choose ONE. Nonfiction selections are marked with an asterisk (*)

 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

 

*The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander

College Prep/Advanced English III

Choose one:

 

A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

 

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

 

The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

 

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents – Julia Alvarez

 

Life is So Good – George Dawson and Richard Glaubman

 

Money Hungry - Sharon Flake

 

Netherland – Joseph O’Neill

 

Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different --Karen Blumenthal

Honors English III

Select one novel from each list:

Novel 1

List #1

Novel 2

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

 

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

 

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

 

List #2:

 

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

 

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 

Native Son by Richard Wright

College Prep/Advanced English IV

Required:

 

The Last Lecture –Randy Pausch

Honors English IV

Required:

 

The Stranger by Albert Camus

 

Choose one:

 

The Tales of Eva Luna by Isabelle Allende

 

Wilderness Tips (stories) by Margaret Atwood

 

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

 

Of Love & Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

Leaf Storm by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

Dubliners by James Joyce

 

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

 

The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

 

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment by Assia Djebar

AP English III-Language and Composition

Required:

 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

 

CHOOSE ANY TWO of the following:

 

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

 

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

 

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

 

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowel

 

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

 

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

 

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll by Greil Marcus

 

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

AP English IV- Literature and Composition

Required:

 

The Strangerby Albert Camus

 

Choose three:

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

 

Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad

 

Invisible Manby Ralph Ellison

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfby Edward Albee

 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

The Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris

 

The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen

 

The Buried Giantby Kazuo Ishiguro

 

No Exitby Jean Paul Satre

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Belovedby Toni Morrison

 

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys



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