Alamo Heights High School Required Reading

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Grade Strand Title Author ISBN Best for students to have by
9 ADV/GT March:   Book One John   Lewis 9781603093002 September
9 ADV/GT Rebecca Daphne   du Maurier 9780380778553 October
9 GL March:   Book One John   Lewis 9781603093002 September
9 GL Long   Way Down Jason   Reynolds 9781481438261 October
10 ADV/GT All   Quiet on the Western Front Erich   Maria Remarque 9780449213940 October
10 ADV/GT Macbeth William   Shakespeare 9780743477109 January
10 ADV/GT Of   Mice and Men John   Steinbeck 9780140177398 February
10 GL Just   Mercy Bryan   Stevenson 9780812984965 October
10 GL Of   Mice & Men John   Steinbeck 9780140177398 February
11 GL The   Great Gatsby F.   Scott Fitzgerald 9780743273565 February
11 GL The   Pearl John   Steinbeck 9780140177374 October
11 APLAC The   Great Gatsby F.   Scott Fitzgerald 9780743273565 February
11 APLAC A   Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled   Hosseini 9781594483851 February
11 DC The   Stranger Camus,   Albert, translated by Matthew Ward 9780679720201 October
12 GL N/A (individual copies of titles provided by AHHS) N/A N/A  
12 APLIT The   Sound and the Fury William   Faulkner 9780679732242 October
12 APLIT Beloved Toni   Morrison 9781400033416 October
12 APLIT Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 9780141439518 October
March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller


Rebecca Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

Now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas


"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."


Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

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All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780449213940
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 12th, 1987

Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.

I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . .


Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743477109
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material.


Of Mice and Men Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression
 
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.


The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

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

The Great Gatsby, F.


The Pearl Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177374
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
 


A Thousand Splendid Suns Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 25th, 2008

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 


The Stranger (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679720201
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. 


The Sound and the Fury (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679732242
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant.


Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.


Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read