Branford High School Summer Reading 2015

Summer 2015 Assignment – Please note that upperclassmen registered for honors and AP have specific assignments tailored to those courses. Students registered for them must seek their English teachers for further instructions. Here’s a link to the Branford High School Summer Reading website.

9th grade Summer Reading note taking
10th grade Summer Reading note taking
11th grade Summer Reading note taking
12th grade Summer Reading note taking

9th Grade List

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone by Rebecca L. Johnson
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafszai and Christina Lamb
Legend by Marie Lu
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin
Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong
Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Zoya’s Story by Zoya with John Follain and Rita Cristofari

10th Grade List

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary 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
Matched by Allie Condie

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 by Erik Larson
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Room by Emma Donoghue

12th Grade List

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward 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