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2010 PARKWAY SUMMER READING LIST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Before Entering 11th Grade: Austen: Sense and Sensibility Classic/historical fiction/England Berthon: Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Mind, of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt

and Stalin c2006 358p. nonfiction/war Blumenthal: Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law that Changed the Future of Girls in America c2005 152p.

nonfiction/women athletes

Bronte: Jane Eyre

c1847

682p.

classic/fiction

Brooks:

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

c2003

181p.

realistic fiction

Callahan: The Cheating Culture c2004 304p. nonfiction/social issues Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring c1999 233p. historical fiction Collins: Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems c2001

192p.

poetry

Danticat:

The Farming of Bones: a Novel

c1998

312p.

Haitian-American fiction

De Botton: The Art of Travel

c2004 272p. nonfiction/travel/philosophy

Erdrich:

Tracks: a Novel

c1988

226p.

Native American

fiction

Gladwell:

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

c2000 304p.

nonfiction/social issues

Hersey: Hiroshima c1985 196p. nonfiction/WWII Hilton: Lost Horizon c1936 211p. historical/adventure/fiction Hopkins: Crank c2004 537p. realistic fiction

Hugo: Les Miserables Lahiri: The Namesake

c1862 c2003

1463p. historical fiction/French Revolution 291p. coming of age/diversity/ fiction

Larson:

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

c2003

447p.

nonfiction/history Matheson: I Am Legend c1954

317p

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science fiction

Picoult: My Sister’s Keeper c2004

432p.

psychological fiction

Plath: The Bell Jar c1963 229p. psychological fiction Preston: The Hot Zone c1994 422p. nonfiction/science/nature

Schlosser: Fast Food Nation c2005 See: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

416p. nonfiction c2005 272p.

historical fiction/China

Walls:

The Glass Castle: a Memoir

c2005

Welty: One Writer’s Beginnings

c1983

288p.

autobiography

104p. nonfiction/memoir

Before Entering 12th Grade:

Allende: Zorro c2005 400p. adventure fiction Ambrose: Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany

c1998 528p. nonfiction/war Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale c1986 311p. science fiction Bissinger: Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager c2006 320p.

nonfiction/sports Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything

c2004

560p. nonfiction/humor

Cisneros:

Caramelo

c2002

443p.

diversity/fiction

Chandrasekaran: Imperial Life in the Emerald City

c2006

336p. nonfiction

Fleming:

Casino Royale

c1953

181p.

spy fiction

Foer:

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

c2005

368p.

psychological fiction

Frazier: Cold Mountain 1997 356p. Civil War fiction Friedman: The World is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

c2005

488p.

nonfiction/social issues

Goodwin: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

c1994

759 p.

nonfiction

Guterson: Snow Falling on Cedars c1994 460p. historical fiction Haruf: Plainsong c1999 301p. psychological fiction Hosseini: Kite Runner c2003 368p. coming-of-age fiction Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes c1995 736p. poetry King: The Shining c1977 450p. horror fiction Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible: a Novel c1998 546p. historical fiction Larkin: Finding George Orwell in Burma c2005 304p. nonfiction/travel narrative Mortenson and Relin: Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time

c2006

338p.

nonfiction

Picoult: Nineteen Minutes c2007 455p. psychological fiction Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul c2004 320p. nonfiction/biography

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

256p.

classic/play

Sittenfeld:

Prep: a Novel

c2005

416p.

coming of age fiction

X, Malcolm:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

c1965

466p.

nonfiction/biography

Walker: The Color Purple c1982 Xiaolong: Death of a Red Heroine

295p. African American fiction c2000 464p. detective fiction

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