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2010 PARKWAY SUMMER READING LIST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Before entering each grade, a Parkway student is encouraged to read at least three of the books listed below. Feel free to substitute other titles by the recommended authors. For annotations describing each title, go online to PANDA (Parkway Libraries) at http://panda.pkwy.k12.mo.us, choose your school, and then click on Parkway Summer Reading List. To assist students in selecting, the copyright date and the number of pages in the most recent hardcover printing are included for most titles.

Before Entering 9th Grade: Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy c1980 216p. humor/science fiction

Anaya: Bless Me, Ultima c1972 262p. diversity/fiction Anderson, Laurie Halse: Speak c1999 197p. emotional problems/fiction Blackwood: The Year of the Hangman c2002 261p. historical fiction/American Covey: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens c1998 268p. nonfiction

Revolution

Cox: Swimming to Antarctica c2004

384 p.

nonfiction/memoir

Dessen:

The Truth about Forever

c2004

382p.

grief/fiction

Dickens: Oliver Twist c1867 classic Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo c1846

French historical fiction

Farmer: The House of the Scorpion c2002 380p. science fiction Grimes: Dark Sons c2005 216p. African-American fiction Halberstam: Firehouse c2002 201p. nonfiction/biography

Johnson:

The First Part Last

c2003

144p.

African-American fiction

Krakauer:

Into Thin Air: a Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

c1998

333p. nonfiction/survival

Lord: A Night to Remember c1955 209p. nonfiction McKinley: Beauty: a Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

c1978

247p.

romance/folklore

Murdock: Dairy Queen c2006 274p. fiction/farm life Murray: Bottled Up c2003 224p. realistic fiction Nolan: Dancing on the Edge c2007 244p. fiction Nye: 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East c2002 160p. poetry Oates: Freaky Green Eyes c2003 341p. teenage girls/realistic fiction Peck: The Teacher’s Funeral c2004 190p. teenage boys/humorous fiction Philbrick: In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex c2000

302p. nonfiction/survival

Schaap: Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics c 2007 272 p. nonfiction/sports biography Tolkien: Lord of the Rings trilogy c1954 classic/fantasy Uchida: Desert Exile: the Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family c1982 154p. autobiography/survival Woodson: Behind You c2004 118p. African American fiction

Before Entering 10th Grade: Alexie: Flight c2007 208p. Native American fiction Alvarez: In the Time of the Butterflies c1994 325p. diversity/historical fiction Anderson: Feed c2002 240p. science fiction Bissinger: Friday Night Lights: a Town, a Team, and a Dream c2000 367p. nonfiction/sports

Bray: A Great and Terrible Beauty c2004 406 p. historical fantasy/fiction Cary: Bloodline: a Novel c2005 324p. vampire/historical fiction Collins (Editor): Poetry 180: a Turning Back to Poetry c2003 352p. poetry

Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek c1974 271p. nonfiction/science/nature

Du Maurier: Rebecca

c1938

357p. Gothic fiction

Ehrenreich:

Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in Boom-Time America

c2001

230p.

nonfiction/social issues

Grogan: Haddon:

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog c2005 304p. nonfiction/humor The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time c2003 226p. autism/mystery fiction

Halberstam: October 1964 c1994 300p. nonfiction/sports Jeter: The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams c2000 279p. Kooser: Delights and Shadows c2004 96p. poetry Larsen: All the Numbers c2006 304p. psychological fiction Meyer: Twilight c2005 512p. fiction Naidoo: Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope c2001 175p. fiction Poe: Selected Tales 436p. Classic/horror

nonfiction/sports

Satrapi: Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood c2003 153p. biography/graphic format

Shelley: Frankenstein Classic/horror Spiegelman: Maus: A Survivors Tale (I and II)

historical/graphic format

Thomas: The Right Words at the Right Time c2002 400p. nonfiction/social issues Tsukiyama: Dreaming Water c2002 288p. psychological fiction Volponi: Black and White c2005 160p. interracial friendship/fiction

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