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2016 Summer Reading Assignment for incoming 10th Grade English Classes


2016 Summer Reading Assignment: Honors English 10

Read one of the following books:

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

A Collection of Essays by George Orwell

   Available from our Media Center for summer check out:

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Assignment: After reading the book, write a two-page, typed book review to hand in on the first day of school. The book review should be exactly that: a review.  What did the reader find memorable about the book?  Would s/he recommend it to friends?  Why?  The plot, or the scope of the narrative should be conveyed in one paragraph and should NOT take up the entire review. Consider discussing characterization, theme or writing style in your review. The review should be double-spaced and given the writer's own title, not merely the title of the book.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the summer reading. Questions about the assignment can be emailed to