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QHS Summmer Reading

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All students should complete the reading assignment according to the level of English class for the next school year. A test will be administered in class within one week of the start of the new school year. Advanced sections may be required to complete additional assignments. All titles may be obtained in local libraries, book stores and online. Students are responsible for getting the proper books.

English

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Transitional English

Advanced Social Studies

Please see the QHS Summer Reading Page for assignments and requirements.

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 


English

9th Grade
English 9 Advanced

All students must read:
Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Rushdie
Touching Spirit Bear - Mikaelsen

English 9 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Touching Spirit Bear - Mikaelsen
The Alchemist - Coelho
Chinese Cinderella - Mah
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith

English 9 Standard
Choose one of the following:
An Abundance of Katherines
- Green
The Maze Runner
- Dashner
Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children
- Riggs


10th Grade
English 10 Advanced
All students must read:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Haddon
The Hobbit - Tolkien

English 10 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Monster - Myers
The Moon is Down - Steinbeck
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein
The Samurai's Garden - Tsukiyama

English 10 Standard
Choose one of the following:
Tuesdays With Morrie - Albom
Nailed - Jones
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein


11th Grade
AP English 11
All students must read:
David and Goliath - Gladwell

English 11 Honors
All students must read:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Contact Mr. Natalizia at cnataliziaghs@gmail.com for study guide
Choose one of the following:
Girl With A Pearl Earring - Chevalier
Beloved - Morrison
Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut

English 11 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Innocent Man - Grisham
My Sister's Keeper - Picoult
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Chbosky


12th Grade
AP English 12
All students must read:
The Odyssey (Books V - XIII) - Homer
Oedipus Rex, Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles

English 12 Honors
Choose two of the following:
The Color of Water - McBride
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom
All Souls - MacDonald
The Lovely Bones - Sebold

English 12 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom
All Souls - MacDonald
Mortal Stakes - Parker


Transitional English
Transitional English

Choose one of the following:
The City of Ember - DuPrau
The Contender - Lipsyte

 


 Advanced Social Studies

 

9th Grade
Advanced World History
History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Please see the QHS Summer Reading page for a Guided Reading Packet.


10th Grade
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.


11th Grade
AP US History
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Please see the QHS Summer Reading page for a link to the assignment.


12th Grade
AP Economics
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
Please see the QHS Summer Reading page for a description of the assignment.

AP Psychology
See Mr. Doyle's website.

AP Modern European History
Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Please see the QHS Summer Reading page for a link to the assignment.

AP Government
All Politics is Local by Tip O'Neill
The Boston Globe, Capital section, on Friday, August 22 AND Friday, August 29 - Capital ONLY appears in the Friday papers. The Thomas Crane Public Library subscribes to the Boston Globe and has online access here.
Please see the QHS Summer Reading page for a description of the assignment.



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