2011 Summer Reading Lists

Chicopee High School

Required Reading: Grade 9: All students select and read two books. Grades 10-12: Honors students will read at least three (3). College Preparatory students will read at least (2). Advanced Placement students will read at least four (4).

Grade 9

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Shabanu: Daughters of the Wind by Suzanne Staples

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Grade 10

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Twisted by Laurie Anderson

Grade 11

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Advanced Placement English 11:

Un-Spun by Jackson & Jackson

50 Essays by Samuel Cohen

A Reading Packet (Collection of Essays, excepts and Speeches): Not available at the library

Grade 12

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Life of Pi by Yan Martel

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman

Wintergirls by Laurie Anderson

Advanced Placement English 12:

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Chicopee Comprehensive High School

English 9

All study guides will be available on line through the Chicopee Comprehensive High School library web site.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

English 10

All study guides will be available on line through the Chicopee Comprehensive High School library web site.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Night by Elie Wiesel

English 11

All study guides will be available on line through the Chicopee Comprehensive High School library web site.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Advanced Placement I

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls AND

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman OR

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

English 12

All study guides will be available on line through the Chicopee Comprehensive High School library web site.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult

The Color of Water by James McBride

Advanced Placement II

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse


Holyoke Catholic High School, Chicopee

Grade 9

The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Night by Elie Wiesel
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
HONORS: All of the above plus Jane Eyre by Bronte

Grade 10

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Alas Babylon by David Frank
HONORS: All of the above plus An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (adaption by Arthur Miller)

Grade 11

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
HONORS: All of the above plus The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grade 12

Becket by Jean Anouihl
Lion in Winter by Goldman
Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw
Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge
HONORS: all of the above plus A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

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