8th - 9th Grade Reading List

Summer before 3rd Year Program
(World History)

This list is appropriate for students entering the Third Year Program
(World History, Renaissance & Impressionist Art, and Shakespeare / British Satirical Literature).

We read Shakespeare out loud in this class, so students should continue reading easier books to parents & younger siblings
to strengthen oral reading skills. Parents should also continue to read harder
selections out loud to their children: good students are good listeners.
They may be growing up, but they still need you to read to them.

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The Bible (King James version):

Old Testament -- Genesis; Exodus; Job; Proverbs 1-9; Ecclesiastes
New Testament -- two of the Gospels (preferably Mark & Luke); Revelation

In The Beginning: Creation Stories From Around the World, Virginia Hamilton, editor
Black Boy, by Richard Wright
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle
Wise Child, by Monica Furlong
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
The Red Pony, by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations OR Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
Daddy-Long -Legs, by Jean Webster
A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
Great Tales & Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry
The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R.Tolkein
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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