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2017-2018 Required Reading

2017-2018 Required Reading

College Park English Department
2017-2018 Required Reading Lists
Updated June 1, 2017
*Books will be on sale at the Book Fair at CP the week of August 21-25

English I Level:      
Students will select ONE of the following non-fiction novels:

I Am Malalah by Malala Yousafzai
Positive: Surviving My Bullies Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World by Paige Rawl
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII by William W. Putney
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream Reissue Edition by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare (preferred)

English I Pre-AP:  
Rebecca
Romeo and Juliet – No Fear Shakespeare
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles (preferred)

English II Level:  
Night by Elie Wiesel
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Anthem by Ayn Rand

English II Pre-AP:  
Night by Elie Wiesel
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare recommended)
1984 by George Orwell
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

English III Level:     
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

English III Honors:  
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Crucible by Arthur Miller (in textbook)

English III AP:    
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fences by August Wilson
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

English IV Level:  
1984 by George Orwell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Taming of the Shrew – No Fear Shakespeare edition

English IV Honors:  
Grendel by John Gardner
Hamlet No Fear Shakespeare
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Kite Runner OR A Thousand Splendid Suns OR And The Mountains Echoed
all by Khaled Hosseini

English IV AP:
Dante’s Inferno, John Ciardi’s translation, Signet Classic edition, ISBN13:978-045153139
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, a hard copy of this book is required, ISBN-10: 0679732764 OR ISBN-13: 978-0679732761.
Note, this is NOT The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.
Othello
by William Shakespeare, prefer the Cambridge Student Edition,
ISBN-13: 978-0521618762 side by side translations are not acceptable in class.
You must have a hard copy.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, electronic versions acceptable
The Kite Runner OR A Thousand Splendid Suns OR And the Mountains Echoed
all by Khaled Hosseini, electronic versions acceptable
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, electronic versions acceptable, but feel free to use your copy from junior high if you still have it
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, you must have a hard copy, any version of this novella is acceptable

English IV DC:     
Primary Textbook: Arguing About Literature by John Schlib and John Clifford
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Inferno by Dante Allegheri
Othello by William Shakespeare