High School Summer Reading Lists

Many titles are available to WPL cardholders as downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

2017

Wheaton North High School

Advanced-Level English Required Summer Reading

Freshman A-Level
The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman A-Level Letter 2017

Sophomore A-Level
The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
Sophomore A-Level Assignment

AP Language and Composition (11th grade)
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Junior AP Assignment

AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)
Read both:
Candide, by Voltaire | Always available as a hoopla ebook and audiobook
All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy
Suggested:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster | Always available as a hoopla ebook and audiobook
Senior AP Assignment

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Visit WWSHS' English Website for assignments and instructions

Freshman I-Level
Choose one of the following:
When No One is Watching, by Joseph Hayes (ISBN-13: 978-0615520858)
Boy 21, by Matthew Quick | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman I-Level Letter 2017

Freshman A-Level
Read both:
Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon | Always available as a hoopla ebook
1984, by George Orwell | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman A-Level Letter 2017

Sophomore A-Level coming soon

AP Language and Composition (11th grade)
Read both:
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
Junior AP Letter 2017

AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig and other readings detailed in letter
Senior AP Letter 2017

St. Francis College Prep

All Freshmen
Read both:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Romeo and Juliet - NO FEAR edition, by William Shakespeare

Honors Freshmen must also read
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury | Always available as a hoopla audiobook

All Sophomores
Read both:
Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas
Does my Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Honors Sophomores must also read
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

All Juniors
Read both:
A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, by Frederick Douglass | Always available as a hoopla ebook
The Color of Water, by James McBride

Honors Juniors must also read
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

All Seniors read both:
1984, by George Orwell
Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel

AP Seniors must also read:
The Dead, by James Joyce - The final short story in Dubliners