Summer Reading

Did you know that you can order your summer reading books through Eight Cousins? Visit their website and choose the grade you need! 

Below are the English and history summer assignments for students in grade 7 through 12.  Returning students and students enrolling in their second year of a foreign language should check to see if they have French or German summer work.


The Giver by Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780544336261

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
ISBN: 9780544107717

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399252518

7 Grade Reading Assignment


English:  Lord of the Flies by Golding
ISBN: 0-399-50148-7

History:  King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell
ISBN-10: 0618747834
ISBN-13: 978-0618747832

8 grade reading assignment



English:  Animal Farm by George Orwell
ISBN-10: 0451526341

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
ISBN-10: 0679734775

History:  Current Issue Posting on Schoology (please see document below)
If using Schoology for the first time, please follow these instructions on how to set up a Schoology account.

9th Grade Current Issues Assignment



English:  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
(Beacon Press, June 1, 2006)
ISBN: 9780807014295

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 
(William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition, April 3, 2012)
ISBN: 9780062204097

History: Mr. Swanbeck will email you



English:  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: 9780684801223

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
ISBN: 9780140186390

History:  Mrs. Swanbeck will email you



English:  Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 0812993543
ISBN-13: 9780812993547

Rhetoric:  Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
ISBN-13: 9780060850524

1984  by George Orwell
ISBN-13: 9780451524935

History:  Mr. Swanbeck will email you