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High School English Core and Supplemental Reading List

Students are required to read four (4) literary works each year: two required district core literary works and two site-selected core literary works

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

*Romeo and Juliet The House on Mango Street *Of Mice and Men


(Any title except Romeo and Juliet, Othello or Hamlet) Like Water for Chocolate All Quiet on the Western Front *To Kill a Mockingbird

The Crucible *Huckleberry Finn

Othello or *Macbeth Their Eyes Were Watching God

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Great Expectations Catcher in the Rye When the Legends Die Lord of the Flies Black Boy Famous All Over Town The Odyssey Parrot in the Oven

*District novel units available. Contact the 6-12 Language Arts Resource Teacher for a copy.

Antigone The Good Earth Bean Trees Kindred This Boy’s Life A Separate Peace Animal Farm Laughing boy Yellow Raft in Blue Water Hiroshima Pocho Cry, the Beloved Country Fahrenheit 451 *Julius Caesar Midsummer Night’s Dream Night

Raisin in the Sun East of Eden The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Inherit the Wind The Scarlet Letter Ethan Fromme The Awakening Beloved Family Joy Luck Club Animal Dreams Streetcar Named Desire The Great Gatsby The Glass Menagerie Things They Carried Bless Me Ultima Grapes of Wrath The Kitchen God’s Wife A Lesson Before Dying Malcolm X For Whom the Bell Tolls Snow Falling on Cedars Giants in the Earth Death of a Salesman Native Son

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Color Purple The Metamorphosis A Doll’s House Rear Window Ellen Foster Always Running Sweet Hereafter Cannery Row Canterbury Tales Master Harold and the Boys Slaughterhouse Five Alice in Wonderland The Stranger

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    Advanced Placement (AP) List

from each site

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    IB List/San Jose Academy

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    College Board Pacesetter Titles

SJUSD Division of Instruction Secondary Curriculum: Funk, Irving, Ventura, Gutierrez, Dokken

Revised 9/10

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