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Summer Reading List 

Baker High School

Summer Reading 2016-2017


Students enrolled in honors and Advanced Placement English courses at Baker High School are required to read two books before school begins in August.


Select and read two of the books (at least one of which must be a classic) from the appropriate grade level. You will be tested on both books. An essay will also be assigned for the classic book.


Tests will be given during the first week of class.  (A student in second semester English will have the opportunity to take the test at the beginning of first semester with his or her English teacher.)


Selections with an asterisk should be previewed by parents before students are allowed to read them.




Ninth Grade


The Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson

The Pearl by John Steinbeck (classic)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (classic)




Tenth Grade


A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest. J. Gaines

These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

A Separate Peace by John Knowles (classic)

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque (classic)

Eleventh Grade


The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

*Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (classic)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (classic)




Twelfth Grade


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (classic)

1984 by George Orwell (classic)


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