Summer Reading

Please purchase your summer reading books from your favorite bookseller

Freshman - Class of 2023

ENGLISH:
Students must read both: 

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon) 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES:
Students must read and view both:

Student will need the password to view the video. Password: Manresa

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students must read all three books: 

  • March, Book One (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
  • March, Book Two (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
  • March, Book Three (John Lewis, Andres Aydin, Nate Powell) 

https://www.amazon.com/March-Issues-3-Book-Series/dp/B01JM9RVII/ref=sr_1_1 

LANGUAGE:
Freshmen who are enrolled in Level 1 of any language are not required to do summer work in Language.  
Freshmen placed into other levels should click here to view your summer language assignments.  

Sophomores - Class of 2022

ENGLISH:
Students must read both and view the film:

  • Lord of the Flies (William Golding) 
  • The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
  • Students are to view the following film:  "Stand By Me" - directed by Rob Reiner 

SOCIAL SCIENCE:   
MODERN WORLD HISTORY -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey Ratner)
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Ishmael Beah)
  • City of Thieves (David Benioff)
  • The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Ernesto Che Guevara and Cintio Vitier) 

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.

LANGUAGE:  Click here for your summer language assignments.

Juniors - Class of 2021

ENGLISH:  
ENGLISH 300 AND 303H -- Students are to read two of the following:
Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow) -- All must read -- Mandatory

AND Choose one of the following:

  • Homecoming (Yea Gyasi) 
  • There, There (Tommy Orange)  
  • The Leavers (Lisa Ko)
  • The Sun is Also a Star (Nicola You)

SOCIAL SCIENCE:  
US HISTORIES AND CULTURES -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
  • Enrique's Journey (Sonia Nazario)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
  • Out of the Shadow (Rose Cohen)
  • China Boy (Gus Lee)
  • On Gold Mountain (Lisa See)

Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors:  Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang) and create an annotated timeline using the guidelines listed on Canvas. Click here for the summer assignment.

Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12. 

Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12.  

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading. 

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Seniors - Class of 2020

ENGLISH: 
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class(es) they are signed up to take:

  • Eng. 403AP:  The Color Purple (Alice Walker) ISBN: 9780156028356 AND The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen) ISBN: 978-0802124944
  • Eng. 420: Satire in Literature and Popular Culture:  Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) OR Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
  • Eng. 430: Modern American Authors:  Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  • Eng. 440: Shakespeare:  Multi-step assignment:  (1) Watch Crash Course Theater #14 and take careful notes; (2) then Read Tyranny: Shakespeare on Politics (Stephen Greenblatt) ISBN: 978-0393356977; (3) and Watch "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Do note the movie is rated R. Please see Common Sense Media's review and let Mr. Baxter know if there are any concerns.
  • Eng. 450: Mythology:  Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie) ISBN: 978-1408886793
  • Eng. 460: Fiction into Film:  View the film “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (directed by Woody Allen) Orion Pictures (1985) 
  • Eng. 473: Burning Illusions:  No Summer Reading
  • Eng. 482: Literature and Composition:  No Summer Reading

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class they are signed up to take:

  • Constitutional Law:  For ALL students:  Watch "Divided States of America (Frontline)" before the first day of class. Note:  Be sure to watch both Part I and Part II.
  • US Gov't: Crime, Law and the Constitution:  For ALL students:  Read Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
  • US Gov't: San Francisco Politics:  For ALL students:  Read 1906 (James Dalessandro) before the first day of class.
  • US Gov't: Race, Gender and Power:  For ALL students:  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Social Movements and Social Justice:  For ALL students:  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors: Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang) and create an annotated timeline using the guidelines listed on Canvas.  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12.  
  • Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12. 

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading.

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Language Summer Reading 

Freshmen who are enrolled in Level 1 of any language are NOT required to do summer work in Language.

Students entering other classes: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Science Summer Reading 

AP Biology and AP Physics:  The summer assignment is posted on Canvas. It will be accessible starting June 24.

AP Chemistry:  No Summer Assignment.

AP Computer Science Summer Reading

Please go to the following link to join our class  
https://codehs.com/go/8CFD6

Once you have signed up for the course, complete the first two modules "Introduction to Programming in Java with Karel the Dog" and "Basic Java."  There will be a test on these materials during our first week of classes.

Schedules will be mailed June 22 for continuing students.  Freshmen schedules will be mailed August 1, 2019.

Textbook Purchases for 2019-20
All textbooks (including paperback fiction) except for Course Readers will be sold at:
The SI Online Bookstore (Operated by MBS Direct)

Details will be posted later this summer at www.siprep.org/bookstore and mailed
with student class schedules during the summer.