Summer Reading 2017 Byram Hills High School

Required Texts by Grade/Course:

Note: In addition to the required text(s), students must read a minimum of one independent reading selection.

Grade 9

A Selection of Four Short Stories

Grade 10

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

Grade 11

When the Emperor Was Divine, Julie Otsuka

When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

Grade 12

The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

English 11 AP

Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth is rich with the author’s signature gifts: exquisite prose, emotional wisdom and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind.

English 12 AP/Perspectives in Literature

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Told from the perspective of five Different women, the poisonwood bible is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption.


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