AHHS Summer Reading

AHHS Summer Reading 2023

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● Below is a list of 2023 Summer Reading Assignments for each course in the AHHS English Language Arts Department.
● Select the summer reading assignment for the course that you have signed up to take during the 2023-24 school year.
● Please contact Ben Keenan (bkeenan@ahisd.net) with questions, clarifications and/or requests for modified materials (e.g. large print, audio).

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English I - Advanced/GT

English I - Grade Level

English II - Advanced/GT

English II-Grade Level

English III Grade Level

AP Language & Composition (11th grade)

 English IV Grade Level

AP Literature & Composition (12th grade)

Dual Credit 1301 (students starting Dual Credit for the first time)

Dual Credit 2322 (students who have taken DC 1301)

  • Summer video/writing assignment - Anglo-Saxon Culture/Lit


A Separate Peace By John Knowles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743253970
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.

Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during t

Lord of the Flies By William Golding, Lois Lowry (Afterword by), Jennifer Buehler (Contributions by) Cover Image
By William Golding, Lois Lowry (Afterword by), Jennifer Buehler (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780399501487
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Published: Penguin Books - December 16th, 2003

Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.

The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell's Original Masterpiece By Richard Connell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604500295
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Published: Tark Classic Fiction - October 5th, 2007

"The Most Dangerous Game" is Richard Connell's best known story and has spawned many imitations and a number of film adaptations.

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

* COMING IN NOVEMBER AS A NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES—from producer and director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) starring Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, and newcomer Aria Mia Loberti *

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, the beloved instant New York Times bestsel

Into the Wild By Jon Krakauer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385486804
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Published: Anchor - January 20th, 1997

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. This is the unforgettable story of how Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die.

In Cold Blood (Vintage International) By Truman Capote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679745587
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The most famous true crime novel of all time "chills the blood and exercises the intelligence" (The New York Review of Books)and haunted its author long after he finished writing it.

The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547928227
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 18th, 2012

The journey through Middle-earth begins here with J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060786502
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

New York Times Bestseller • An Oprah Book Club Pick

“Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review