Summer Reading 2016 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 Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.

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

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.

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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