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JHS Summer Reading Books
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Friday, May 26, 2017

JHS Summer Reading

The Jacksonville High School English Department encourages students to become lifelong readers and learners. Research proves that it is crucial for students to have access to high quality, engaging texts in school and at home. Summer reading provides students this opportunity by enhancing their reading skills at a relaxed pace. Our philosophy is that summer reading broadens knowledge and understanding, facilitates personal and academic suchcess, and builds reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Novels may be purchased, borrowed, or downloaded to an app for reading. The Jacksonville Public Library and Books a Million may have copies for borrowing or purchasing. Another viable option for purchasing at a discounted price is thrift stores.


7th grade - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

7th grade gifted - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak & The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

8th grade - Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

8th grade gifted - Watership Down by Richard Adams & The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

9th Pre-AP - For One More Day by Mitch Albom
9th Advanced - Wonder by RJ Palacio

10th Pre-AP - Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
10th Advanced - Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

11th AP Language & CompositionThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

11th Advanced -The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12th AP Literature & Composition - How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
 and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

12th Advanced - 1984 by George Orwell or Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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