St. Ignatius

Summer Reading

Please purchase your summer reading books from your favorite bookseller

9th Grade - Class of 2025

ENGLISH:
All incoming frosh in ENGLISH 100/103H MUST read one of the following.  It is recommended that students read more than one in order to contribute to fruitful conversation.

  • Turtles All the Way Down (John Green)
  • Darius the Great is Not Okay (Adib Khorram)
  • Patron Saints of Nothing (Randy Ribay)
  • Frankly in Love (David Yoon)

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 any language class are not required to do summer work. 

10th Grade - Class of 2024

ENGLISH:  
Students must read both:

  • The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
  • The Hate You Give (Angie Thomas)

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) 
  • Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

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.

11th Grade - Class of 2023

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

AND Choose one of the following:

English 300:

  • There, There (Tommy Orange)
  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)  
  • Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)

English 303H:

  • There, There (Tommy Orange)
  • Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)
  • NOTE:  Be prepared for a written assignment on return to school.

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).  Click here for the summer assignment. 

Social Movements and Social Justice:  
For ALL students:  Click here for the summer assignment.

Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15. 

Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15.  

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.

12th Grade - Class of 2022

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 Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  • Eng. 420: Satire in Literature and Popular Culture:  Beauty Queens (Libba Bray) 
  • Eng. 430: Modern American Authors: No Reading Assignment
  • Eng. 435: Women in Literature: Americanah (Chimamanda Adichie)
  • Eng. 440: Shakespeare: No Reading Assignment
  • Eng. 450: Mythology:  Circe (Madeline Miller) 
  • Eng. 460: Fiction into Film:  View the film “The Godfather,” "The Godfather II," "The Godfather III" before class.
  • Eng. 473: Burning Illusions:  The Will to Change (Bell Hooks)
  • Eng. 482: Literature and Composition:  Educated (Tara Westover) 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES:

RS 477: Ecological Justice and Spirituality:  Students are to read The Story of More (Hope Jahren) - pages 1-23 

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

  • Constitutional Law:  Students should view "American Insurrection" (1 hr 24 min) Frontline PBS  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/american-insurrection/ and be prepared for a quiz on the first day of class.
  • 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).  Click here for the summer assignment. 
  • Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15.  
  • Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15. 

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 any language class are not required to do summer work.

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

Science Summer Reading 

AP Biology and AP Chemistry:  The summer assignment will be available on the class canvas page on July 1, 2021. 

AP Physics:  No Summer Assignment.

AP Computer Science Summer Reading

Please go to the following link to join our class.
 
AP Computer Science A
Students sign up at https://codehs.com/go/032ED with the code 0323ED.  Students will be expected to complete the "Java Pre-Test," and "Primitives" modules. 

AP Computer Science Principles
Students sign up at https://codehs.com/go/96CD3 with cthe code 96CD3.  Students will be expected to complete the "Introduction to Programming" module only.


I look forward to working with you this year.
--Dr. Gamble

Schedules will be available online on June 30 for continuing students. 
Freshmen schedules will be available online on August 2, 2021.

Textbook Purchases for 2021-22
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.