Summer Reading


All English class-specific titles are part of our core curriculum and are chosen to support the work you will do throughout the year. Click on the title of your Form below to read a review. Knowledge of these Form titles will be assessed immediately upon your return to school.  


Welcome to our Summer Reading guide for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. We ask you to read over the summer because we believe reading expands your worldview, exposes you to new ideas, and enriches your life.


For students taking AP or Advanced level courses, your teacher has chosen a book(s) that will add to your understanding of the material you will cover in your course. Unless otherwise noted, reading should be completed before classes begin in September.

AP English Language
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

AP English Literature
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

French IV (Regular & Advanced), French V
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

AP French Language & Culture
Le Racisme expliqué à ma fille by Tahar Ben Jelloun 

Spanish IV (Regular & Advanced)
La Casa en Mango Street (Spanish version) by Sandra Cisneros

Spanish V
Diarios de Motocicleta: Notas de Viaje por América Latina by Ernesto Che Guevara

AP Spanish Language & Culture
San Manuel Bueno, Mártir by Miguel de Unamuno

AP Comparative Government & Politics
Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War by Howard W. French

AP U.S. Government & Politics
Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood

AP U.S. History
Please click here to view options for required reading

Advanced Economics
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan

AP Environmental Science
Please click here for supplemental reading options

Advanced Environmental Science Research
Required reading will be communicated by teacher

Advanced Math/Science Research
Required reading will be communicated by teacher