Branford High School Summer Reading 2016

Branford High School Summer Reading Page РClick the link to find summer reading assignments for those entering 9th thru 12th grade. There is also a list with detailed information on the titles listed below to make your choice that much easier.

9th Grade List

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong, with Mark Tabb
Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
No choirboy: murder, violence and teenagers on death row by Susan Kuklin
I am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Zoya’s Story: An Afghan Woman’s Struggle for Freedom by Zoya with John Follain and Rita Cristofari
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

10th Grade List

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Looking for Alaska by John Green
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

11th Grade List

American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

12th Grade List

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) by Jeffrey Durso-Finley, Jeremy S. Hyman, Jonah T. Hyman, and Lynn F. Jacobs