Summer Reading

 

QHS SUMMER READING 2017

Quincy High English Summer Reading

English 9 Advanced

All students must read:

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Yann Martel, The Life of Pi

English 9 Honors

All student must read

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

All students must choose one of the following:

               Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Cinderella

Ben Mikaelsen, Touching Spirit Bear

Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

English 9 CCP

Choose one of the following:

John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

James Dashner, The Maze Runner

Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children

English 10 Advanced

All students must read:

Burton Raffel, Beowulf

               John Gardner, Grendel

English 10 Honors

All students must read

Phillip Pullman, The Golden Compass

All students must choose one of the following:

Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

John Steinbeck, The Moon Is Down

               Gail Tsukiyama, The Samurai’s Garden

English 10 CCP

Choose one of the following:

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

               Patrick Jones, Nailed

Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

AP English 11

All students must read:

               Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers

and complete the assignments found on qhslangcomp.com. Contact Mr.

Columb at columb@gmail.com with questions.

English 11 Honors

All students must read:

Thomas Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor

and contact Mr. Natalizia at cnataliziaqhs@gmail.com for

associated work.

All students must also read one of the following:

Louise Erdrich, The Round House

               Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Burns

               Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood

English 11 CCP

Choose one of the following:

               Listen to all podcasts of Serial, season one

               Jodi Piccoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

AP English 12

All students must read:

Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus

English 12 Honors

All students must read

James McBride, The Color of Water

Choose one of the following:

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle

               Dai Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

English 12 CCP

Choose one of the following:

               Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

               Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle

Robert Parker, Mortal Stakes                                               

English Language and Literature

Choose one of the following:

Jean DuPrau, The Prophet of Yonwood

Robert Lipsyte, The Contender

Quincy High Social Studies Summer Reading Assignments 2017

9th Grade  Advanced

Advanced World History

History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

QHS 9th Social Studies Summer Reading Guide

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10th Grade  Advanced & Honors

Advanced World and US History

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

There will be a test on this book the first week of school.

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11th Grade Advanced

AP US History

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Summer Assignment APUS

11th Grade Honors

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

There will be a test on this book the first week of school.

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12th Grade

AP Economics

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems and Policies, McConnell, Brue and Flynn, 18th edition; McGraw Hill; 2009.
Please read and take notes on Chapter One.  Please bring the book with you to our first class.
Complete the ‘Terms on Concepts’ at the end of the chapter (page 19). [These are in the text as well as the glossary of the textbook.]

Econ Summer Assignment

AP Psychology

Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

There will be a test, on a date to be announced, given in class within one week of the start of the new school year. But be ready as soon as we return! Students are responsible for getting the book for themselves. It can be found in local libraries, book stores, and online retailers.

See Mr. Doyle’s website for the assignment.

 

 

 

AP Government

Please read John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage. A test on the book will be administered the first week of school.

Find your summer reading books at TCPL: http://thomascranelibrary.org/teen/QHS-summmer-reading