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Summer Reading 2022



Dear English Student and Guardians:

The English Department requires all incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to read at least one book during the summer, and we certainly encourage you to read more than a single title. Please select a book (or more) from the list provided. The list includes a range of interests and genres. Guardians, please feel free to help your student come up with a final selection.

No formal written response is required before school begins; however, beginning-of-the-year activities will center around these books. You might find it beneficial to use post-it notes, make margin comments, or take screenshots of important passages as you read. Please bring any/all notes regarding the book to class with you on the first day of school, if possible. If you have borrowed from the library please bring any extensive notes you may have taken.

It is important for families to read and discuss together, so we encourage parents/guardians to read these books as well. All summer reading books will be available through students’ school-issued iPads via the Sora app. Should your child wish to use a paper version of the book, please visit your community libraries who have been informed of our summer reading program for copies, or feel free to purchase one at a local bookstore or online.

We look forward to meeting you in August. In the meantime, enjoy the rays and a great read!


The Glenbard East English Department

red banner with white text summer reading 2022

Red Banner with white text Summer Reading 2022

Red Banner with white text Summer Reading 2022

Honors English 1 (E1H)

Students will choose a second title to read from the Freshmen Summer Reading list, in addition to Of Mice and Men.

Honors English 2 (E2H)

In lieu of a specific novel, students in E2H should choose TWO of the books on the sophomore-senior summer reading list.

REACH English 3AP

There are two, short required summer readings/writings for this course. We ask that you read two articles (you will have your choice of several topics), one in June, and one in July, that will emulate the types of reading we will study next year. For each of those assigned articles, you will be asked to record a guided response in Flip Grid and join in a virtual class discussion by responding to one other student’s ideas on the Flip Grid thread. This will all be asynchronous work, to be completed at your leisure.

English 3AP

Students will read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

English 4AP

Students will read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and an additional title from the sophomore-senior summer reading list.

Humanities Honors

Students will read The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.