Required Reading

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Please note that during the summer, incoming Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade students are required to read a total of six books. There is one required title that a student should read based on his advisory placement. Students will get information on their Advisory book selection in July. The other five books are free choice.

ImageNameBook AuthorDescriptionPriceBuyprice_hsort
Grade 02 Required: Sam the Man & the Chicken PlanFrances O’Roark DowellSam the Man needs a job. His sister gets $20 a pop for mowing people’s …$7.99
Grade 03 Required: The Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Book #1)R.L. LaFeversNathaniel Fludd’s life has taken a turn for the worst. With his parents lost at …$6.99
Grade 04 Required: The TrailMeika HashimotoToby has to finish the final thing on The List. It’s a list of brave, …$7.99
Grade 05 Required: Scar IslandDan GeneimhartJonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys — …$7.99
Grade 09 Required: The Old Man and the SeaErnest HemingwayThe last of his novels Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea …$12.99
Grade 10 Required: The OdysseyHomer, Emily Wilson (Translator)Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is …$18.95
Grade 11 Required: Best American Short Stories of 2020Heidi Pitlor and Curtis Sittenfeld (Editors)“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing …$16.99
Grade 12/African American Lit Required: Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American CityAntero PietilaEugenics, racial thinking, and White supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government’s actions toward housing …$28.95
Grade 12/Art of Truth Required: The Best American Essays 2018Hilton Als (Editor)“The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you …$15.99
Grade 12/Award-Winning Novels Since 2000 Required: The Graveyard BookNeil GaimanNobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he …$8.99
Grade 12/Film & Literature Required: On Directing FilmDavid MametCalling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed …$16.00
Grade 12/Heroic Journey Required: The Fellowship of the RingJ.R.R. TolkienThe opening novel of The Lord of the Rings—the greatest fantasy epic of all time—which …$8.99
Grade 12/Leadership Lit Required: The Remains of the DayKazuo IshiguroThis is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his …$16.00
Grade 12/Lit of the 60s Required: The Bell JarSylvia PlathThe Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: young, brilliant, beautiful, and enormously talented, but …$16.99
Grade 12/Literary Letters Required: The Perks of Being a WallflowerStephen ChboskyThe critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he …$15.99
Grade 12/Ulysses Required: DublinersJames JoyceJames Joyce was the singular figure of modernism, and to this day his grand vision …$11.00
Grade 12/Writers in Revolt Required: Animal FarmGeorge Orwell“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A farm is …$9.99