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Summer 2020 Upper School Academic Information


Introduction to Summer Reading requirements: 
Students are expected to read the required books indicated for the grade level and/or classes they are entering. In the opening days of school, the students will be assessed on these books, and one of the titles will be used for the first writing assignment of the marking period.

English Department Required Summer Reading Book List

Literary Studies and Composition:
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN-13: 978-0399501487

 

Literary Studies:
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN-13: 978-0399501487

 

Literary Studies Honors:
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN-13: 978-0399501487

 

Individual in Society and Composition:
The Plague, Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 978-0679720218

 

Individual in Society:
The Plague, Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 978-0679720218

 

Individual in Society Honors:
The Plague, Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 978-0679720218

 

American Literature:
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition
ISBN-13: 978-0345804327

 

American Literature Honors:
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition
ISBN-13: 978-0345804327

 

AP Language:
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Back Bay books; Reprint edition
ISBN-13: 978-0316017930

and

A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN-13: 978-0307477477

 

AP Literature:
Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction, Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
Publisher: Random House Trade 
ISBN-13: 978-0812982152

and

The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
ISBN-13: 978-1616953492


Sports Lit.:
Open, Andre Agassi
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint Edition (August 10, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0307388407

 

The Rise of Gothic and Horror Honors:
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin Random House
ISBN-13: 978-0486278070
 

Legendarium:
The Children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN-13: 978-0547086057

 

Ethical Philosophy Seminar
Think, Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0192854254

 

Production Journalism:
None

 

Modernism:
The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot, w/introduction by Michael North
Publisher: Norton, W.W. & Company Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-0393974997

AP AB Calculus

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AP Art History

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AP Biology

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AP Chemistry

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AP Economics

In the book Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan (ISBN 978-0393356496), read the Intro and chapters 1 and 2 over the summer. We will mail the book to families. Please have families email Dr. Bloomfield with the address where they’d like the book sent.

AP English Language and Composition

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AP French

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AP Government and Politics

In the book: The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey (ISBN 978-0809094707), read pages 4-25 ("We The People"). After Reading write a one-page, double-spaced written response to the following prompt: “What role did the enlightenment thinkers play, not only in the American Revolution, but in the writing of the U.S. Constitution?” We will mail the book to families. Please have families email Dr. Bloomfield with the address where they’d like the book sent.

AP Studio Art

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French IV

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