Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cool Down with a Good Book!

We are pleased to present the 2009 Summer Reading Lists. Each student is required to select a book from the appropriate grade-level list below. If you are having trouble choosing a book, ask a parent, teacher, librarian or the English department chair for help. The Mepham High School Website has pamphlets and our next post will have podcasts with short summaries to help make your selection easier. The titles below are linked to Amazon.com for more information.

Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List:
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Things Change by Patrick Jones
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List:
Feed by M.T. Anderson
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Incoming 11th Grade Summer Reading List:
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Black Girl / White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

The Kite Runner* by Khaled Hosseini
*Only required for E3 AP English students at Mepham High School

Incoming 12th Grade Summer Reading List:
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Freakonomics*by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Grapes of Wrath* by John Steinbeck
*Only required for E4 AP English students at Mepham High School

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