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Summer Reading

As part of each English class at Saint Thomas Academy, students are required to complete assigned reading over the summer. This will likely take the form of 2-3 specific novels depending on their individual length and the level of the course. Students may have a summer reading expectation for their social studies course as well.

More information about the Summer Reading program can be found by clicking here.

Books are available at the Barnes & Noble in Eagan or Barnes & Noble Mall of America or you may purchase through your preferred book seller.

English

6th Grade




 Memory Boy by Will Weaver





 





 Hatchet by Gary Paulson 

7th Grade





 Peak by Roland Smith





 





 Old Yeller by Fred Gibson

8th Grade





 Heat by Mike Lupita




 





 If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy

9th Grade

Rhetorical Skills





 Persepolis (vol 1) by Marjane Satrapi 





 





 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie






 





 The Pearl by John Steinbeck 

10th Grade

Literature and Composition

 


 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Christopher Haddon 





 




 When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka 







Honors Literature and Composition 
 


 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 

 






 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

11th Grade

American Literature and Composition 

 Between the world and me cover




 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates






 

The Old Man and the Sea





 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Heminway

 

 

Honors Critical Reading and Writing 
 

 Between the world and me cover




 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates






 

Metamorphosis





 The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 

12th Grade

AP English 

Cover photo of Invisible Man





 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 





 

Cover of Frankenstein





 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

 

 

 

Book of Choice from Ms. Benz's provided list - (list will be emailed by July 30 along with course placement/schedule).

Social Studies

8th Grade





 Animal Farm by George Orwell

10th Grade

All quiet on the western front





 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

11th Grade

Over the earth I come




 Over the Earth I Come by Duane P. Schultz