FHS Summer Reading 2014

Summer Reading using eBooks and Overdrive
Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 | History Department

FHS eBook Instructions

Grade 9
*All students entering 9th grade must read at least one of the following four books:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
“This book is a mystery, so if you like solving a murder, it is great. It contains many unexpected revelations.” -Bryan Pimentel, Class of 2016
“This is a great book because it is funny. It is also cool to see how a person with autism thinks, if you yourself do not have it, because you can put yourself into that person’s position.” -Emily Devin, Class of 2016

eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=EB678F4E-CF06-403E-A8C3-634DBB35AE1F

Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
Enrique's Journey is a heart-pounding story that tells the journey of one boy's thrilling trip from poverty in Central America to the United States. The novel is a great read and keeps you hooked the whole way. Enrique shows the reader how far he will go following a dream, and it is a story you cannot miss.” -Nick Benoit, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2C4D067C-334D-4AC0-9B24-CAB0E529B8C6

American-Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
“This book is a quick read that is fun and filled with symbolism. It tells the story of three very different characters whose only goal is to fit in. This book is enjoyable for anyone, especially those who like monkeys.” -Rachel Franklin, class of 2016
“This is a quick and funny read. Dealing with identities is a major theme in this graphic novel. This story satirizes common Chinese stereotypes. ABC is a great book about fitting in.” -Eric Bornstein, class of 2016

eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=F2A9C08C-3C3D-4ED9-A436-32806D4B46FF
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card to see this title!

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
“Everyone has gone through an experience with bullying sometime in life, but for Sarah Byrnes, the bullying is every day due to the burns that cover the majority of her body. She is lucky enough to have a friend, a protective, loyal outcast himself, by her side who supports her in everything she does. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is a touching yet brutally honest story of friends trying to make it through high school as social outcasts.” -Natalie Burkett, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=A11D9FDB-A039-4D12-A2A8-FD0DE694141B 

*The following are other options for the second required book:

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
“This book is about a boy named Ender Wiggins who is sent to Battle School. He is trained to fight against the Buggers, the aliens that are trying to invade Earth. This book follows how Ender learns to fight and considers the decisions he has to make.” - Nicky Alvarez, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=B9A5B9EF-DC59-4A03-9AF4-F88385D3E3AF

Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational True Story by Jodee Blanco
This shocking memoir details Jodee’s school years, which were dominated by bullying. In her work, Jodee Blanco tells how school became a frightening and painful place, where threats, humiliation, and assault were as much a part of her daily experience as homework and sports practice were for others. It is a brutally honest look at what it means to be ostracized, how even the most seemingly helpful parents don’t understand, why schools sometimes fail, and how the impacts of bullying are sometimes underestimated, ignored, and mishandled.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=11C6AC8A-B85B-4C9B-A7EA-92CAB2447FE7

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
“Open Mike Friday” is everyone's favorite day in Mr. Ward's English class. On Fridays, his 18 high-school students dare to relax long enough to let slip the poets, painters, readers, and dreamers that exist within each of them. Raul Ramirez longs "to show the beauty of our people, that we are not all banditos like they show on TV, munching cuchfritos and sipping beer through chipped teeth." Angry Tyrone Bittings finds dubious comfort in denying hope: "Life is cold. Future?...wish there was some future to talk about. I could use me some future." Overweight Janelle Battle hopes to be seen for what she really is: "for I am coconut / and the heart of me / is sweeter / than you know." They are all here: the tall girl, the tough-talking rapper, the jock, the beauty queen, the teenage mom, the artist, and many more.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=05A648B0-0E34-4E77-B378-30BF13A4CA2F

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Sixteen-year-old Annabel has not been truthful with her friends and is now socially isolated. Only Owen, her classmate with a passion for music, helps her face the truth about what really happened at the party that changed her life.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=C75E041C-F7AA-4A51-A192-85FB3C6A2928

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
(Be advised that other books entitled Twisted by different authors show up in a title search on Amazon.com or Barnes& Noble.com. Do not accidently purchase the wrong book.)
Laurie Halse Anderson’s book is a New York Times bestseller about a high school boy who likes a girl, but her brother bullies him, and her father is his father’s boss. He ends up in trouble at school and in trouble with the police, but you’ll have to read it to learn why.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=4C48568F-F695-410B-AEBF-5C8A05E8D542

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
“Evie is tired of spending the summer smoking candy cigarettes, listening to men whistle at her mother, and wishing she was someone else. A road trip with her mother and stepdad finally gives her the chance to become more than a wallflower. An old war friend of her step-father's sweeps Evie off her feet before she even has time to ask his name. But, with a summer romance follow lies, betrayal, and revelations about her family that she doesn't understand, at least not at first. When tragedy strikes, she realizes she isn't the only one who has been keeping secrets. I'd recommend this book for anyone looking for a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance; it has a beautiful writing style and a massive plot twist to look forward to.” -Lucy Matzilevich, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=473150BD-BD10-4AFB-AEB5-737E6DC1A6D9
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=876510FE-AE10-4849-A1EA-8FA008B4ABEE 

Grade 10
*All students entering 10th grade must read at least one of the following four books:

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle is an amazing story of a girl battling domestic abuse throughout her childhood. Through the memoir you can see the writer’s constant struggles as she grows up in less than ideal conditions with her odd, artistic mother who doesn’t seem to see the problems she is allowing to happen. It is a really amazing book and probably one of my favorites! Also, if you enjoy The Glass Castle, read Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. Both are really great reads!” -Taylor Blood, Class of 2014
eBook– Not available from the library

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
“This memoir shows the importance of friendship and kindness towards others. The author learns of his old professor becoming ill and goes to spend his last months with him for one final lesson on life. When you start reading this book, you are shipped into a heartwarming story and get a front row seat in Morrie Schwartz’s final class.” –Sam Kasravi, Class of 2015
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=7AC75C55-7197-413F-BC96-CA0334FB507A
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=F6E07153-B545-45DC-9CF2-292A0FD14B5B

Paper Towns by John Green
“Quentin is a painfully average teenager trying to discover the inner workings of the mind of the school's walking enigma, Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo capitalizes words in the middle of sentences, reads poetry, and always says what's on her mind. One ordinary night, she recruits Quentin for the time of his life, seeking out sweet revenge, breaking and entering, and contemplating the meaning of life itself. But when Margo disappears just before graduation, it is up to Quentin to decipher the mystery she left behind, finding more out about the girl he loves, as well as himself in the process. This book is one of my absolute favorites. It has a great storyline, and a unique cast of characters that will keep you up reading late into the night.” -Lucy Matzilevich, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2A181C22-7790-46F0-B7CD-91A1C71963D8
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=76EB6E8A-2F03-4772-BA86-682F543992F6

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay is the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins; Mockingjay is a thrilling, suspense-filled book about the rebellious character, known as Katniss Everdeen. In this book love is tested and the final decision is made. The setting of the book is in the capitol and the mysterious District 13, which is now an underground bunker hidden from the outside world and from the capitol. This book focuses on the struggle for Peeta, Katniss as the rebel leader, “Mockingjay,” and the war against the capitol and the games. Mockingjay is a true page turner with new secrets and adventures on each page.” -Brianna Lynch, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=EE569636-CAA7-4C80-A77A-7596C1DF6D71
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=19358B67-49CF-47BC-960F-2807A164053D 

*The following are other options for the second required book:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“If you like mystery, The Book Thief is a great book to read because it is entertaining and has an unusual narrator. Liesl, a young girl, has escaped death many times as she loses her family and friends, and Death wants to know what her secret is and what’s been keeping her alive.” –Fernanda Da Silva, Class of 2014
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=8BEFE73D-9E68-4B56-A46F-7D7C9F8E87D1
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=CB9667DC-4183-4108-B425-5C840F7AA124

Early Autumn by Robert Parker
“This story is an adrenaline builder. You get into the minds of unique, complex characters and see how they transform when faced with danger. The dynamics of the story and the narration really make it exciting and hard to put down.” –Emily Frank, class of 2014
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=A778EFC2-708B-4C6C-AF72-724EE85707A0
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Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen
Jerk, California is about a high schooler who is battling with Tourettes. He finds a girl and falls in love with her. He goes on a journey to find himself. I really would recommend this book because you won’t be able to put it down.” --Tijuana Wallen, Class of 2015
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=B33DBD41-18E4-478F-9732-631AA5FBE159

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
“To say this is a love story would over-simplify it. To say it’s set in the 80’s would give you the wrong impression. To say it’s a beautifully-written story that perfectly articulates the overwhelming experience of falling in love… Well, that’s a step in the right direction. One thing that makes Eleanor & Park such a great read is that everything is unexpected, from the events themselves to the way the author describes them. I found it totally engrossing and moving, and I sincerely couldn’t recommend it highly enough.” -Señorita Rizzo, Spanish Teacher
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=63ED0AAA-BAA7-4200-A978-4F783E44E583
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card to see the eBook!
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=D6CF33F4-1B20-4256-A605-43DA6BED1430

The Lost City of Z by David Grann
“Before maps, GPS, and street signs, groups of men ventured into the most unwelcoming of climates to explore and chart the wilderness. Some returned with tales of amazing sites, and gained fame and fortune. Others never made it back home. British explorer Percy Fawcett dedicated his life to searching for a fabled civilization believed to reside deep in the Amazonian Jungle. Readers learn that few are immune to the dream of Z as the author sets out on his own mission to discover what happened to Percy Fawcett. Like Fawcett, this jungle might one day disappear.” –Ms. Sower, Former FHS Librarian
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=247B7588-32EA-4360-A8B7-FA21E51DBF6C

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
“Orphan Will Henry, apprentice to the renowned Monstrumologist Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, is accustomed to the frightening and bloody studies of his master. But when a grave digger delivers the body of a young woman to the doctor, the boy must push aside his horror and disgust in order to assist the monster hunter as he dissects the Anthropophagus (headless monster) who choked to death eating the dead girl. I've been watching horror movies and reading horror novels since I was about eight years old. Basically, it takes a lot to freak me out. Not only did this book give me a deep sense of unease, it grossed me out completely.” –Ms. Sower, Former FHS Librarian
eBook– Not available from the library

Grade 11
*All students entering 11th grade must read at least one of the following four books:
Note: Students entering A.P. English Language & Composition must also read An American Childhood by Annie Dillard.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Arnold Spirit, Jr. is a social outcast living on a reservation in Spokane, WA. After a frustrating outburst in school, Arnold soon leaves to attend an affluent school district twenty-two miles away; however, Arnold is the only Indian to attend this school. Arnold must navigate between his Indian world at home, a place that now sees him as a traitor, and his new white world at school, where he never can fully fit. Coupled with Ellen Forney’s cartoons, Sherman Alexie’s writing is engaging and witty.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2FFC3577-D83A-4965-97CD-B40383AE8E96
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card to see this title.

Lucky by Alice Sebold
(Be advised that this book contains mature content and language.)
Raped while walking home through a park near her university, Alice Sebold narrates her painful and heroic attempt to readjust to college and family life. Her path of healing is disrupted when she spots her attacker on the street and begins the long, arduous task of prosecuting him.
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
“This is a great dystopian science fiction. The story follows Thomas who is brought to the Glade. Without his memory, he and the others in the Glade have to figure out how to escape. Searching through the mazes, Thomas is the Maze Runner.” -Eric Bornstein, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=CCC0DEBC-C742-4B8A-83C6-6F9F155A69C4

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
"This book starts out as the typical angsty teen romance novel, but that premise is turned on its head towards the end of the book. Themes of love and friendship and how the two intertwine are explored in this beautifully written novel." -Carolyn Ten Eyck, Class of 2014
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=87ECB08D-9C05-4C55-9D09-CCF8C97E61FD
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card to see this title.
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=44D304F8-0EA0-4828-8C11-B656905AB3CE

*The following are other options for the second required book:

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
“Annie Dillard lures the reader into her childhood world using a rich and descriptive landscape that transports the young or old into her journey of self-awareness and discovery. Push at your own “map’s edges” and read this book!” – Lindsay Reamer, Class of 2014
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=5FDF05EA-40EC-41ED-9786-A2B5AEE3EB7A
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=DF831445-D026-45A9-94A2-53954A3B996B

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Written in a sparse style, this intriguing novel follows seventeen-year-old Penelope "Lo" Marin. Since her brother's untimely death, her collection of “beautiful things” has become an obsession. When she finds an antique butterfly necklace that belonged to a murdered girl at a flea market, she impulsively steals it and becomes fixated. As Lo delves deeper into the life of the victim, with whom she feels an otherworldly connection, she finds herself in the middle of a violent underworld of crime, drugs, and sex.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=33DF8AB4-2DC2-437E-95BA-DD4C3D8F7222

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“This book is amazing. There is no other way to describe it. It contains the typical boy-girl relationship, but it is so much more than that. It has metaphors, sarcasm, and the word "okay." You have to read it. *Buy a box of tissues first.” - Rachel Franklin, Class of 2016
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=F2B075BB-ED93-4AE0-95B4-1D2B9AD1DB6A

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

(Be advised that this book contains mature content and language.)
For those who enjoy the stream of consciousness style of J.D. Salinger, Lowell native Jack Kerouac’s On the Road chronicles the rebellious antics of the Beat generation. This semi-autobiographic novel follows protagonist Dean Moriarty as he hitchhikes his way across the country and uncovers the freedom of the open road.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=D8414773-1865-4C6B-AEB3-F2CB05C84F16
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=CB1A7187-76A3-440C-930E-71EB042393B3

Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss & What I Learned by Judd Winick

"‘Is The Real World really real?’ This graphic memoir provides an up-close look at the lives of the second cast of MTV's Real World. Against the backdrop of ever-funky San Francisco, the eclectic group ends up inadvertently creating social change by supporting an HIV-positive roommate, voting out the now infamous Puck, and hosting the first ever aired-on-TV gay marriage. Winick, a struggling cartoonist when the season aired in 1994, deftly delivers a page-turning visual punch.” -Ms. Conroy, FHS English Teacher
eBook- Not available as an eBook from the library.

A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon

Reardon’s third novel is a coming-of-age story about athletic and popular Jason Peele, a high school track star who begins to explore and confront his homosexuality. This is a compelling story about stereotypes, interracial relationships, love, betrayal, and friendship.
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library.

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

New Orleans expected Hurricane Katrina to blow down some trees and knock out the power like countless storms before it. Zeitoun is the story of a family who survives the natural disaster and the man-made catastrophe that follows. Abdulrahman Zeitoun refuses to abandon his neighborhood in New Orleans. Instead, he stays behind to help and care for neighbors and pets. However, shortly after the storm the authorities arrest him and charge him with terrorist activity.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=04589336-D9A8-4696-A3A0-B23A9A07D8A8 

Grade 12
*All students entering 12th grade must read at least one of the following four books:
*Students entering A.P. English Literature must also read The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2282B532-AA15-42C9-8215-923C54767564

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
“If you liked The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns, you will absolutely fall in love with this multi-generational novel that is guaranteed to lure you into a web of love, betrayal, honor, and sacrifice. The novel's characters travel from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos and slowly recognize, through multiple perspectives, the ways in which choices have ramifications for generations to come.” -Ms. London, FHS English Teacher
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=FF3DE7FF-D9F6-458D-9C24-393E3378460B

Bossypants by Tina Fey
“This is an excellent memoir by Tina Fey. It is absolutely hysterical. I loved reading about how she rose to fame and her challenges and successes over the years. I read it in a few days because I couldn’t put it down!!” - Rachel Kirshtein, Class of 2013
“This is a hilarious autobiography about how Tina Fey became a comedian. It’s one of those books that actually makes you laugh in public. A great book!!” - Grace O’Donnell, Class of 2013

eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=BAD7FAB2-92C5-41A5-AA71-6F71F17270AF
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card number to see this title.
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=B292FAA7-2C96-456F-8D61-46211E6EC92C 

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
“This graphic novel is about a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution, and it shows how kids all around the world experience the same kinds of emotions, dreams, frustrations, and fears, even though they live in extremely different circumstances. If you think you have nothing in common with kids in Iran, this book will change your mind while it easily teaches you something about modern history. This book will also make you look cool while you are reading it at the beach, at the mall, or at summer camp.” -Mr. Cook, FHS English Teacher
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
“The Road is a mind-stretching adventure. The post-apocalyptic setting forces you to decide how you would act in a unique and terrifying situation. This book teaches you more about yourself than you would think.” -Andy Wentland, Class of 2013
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=FABCA494-CB0A-43E3-8583-0056281F7CAB
eAudiobook -

*The following are other options for the second required book:

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
This novel gives a realistic and haunting exploration of bullying’s worst-case scenario. No one knows what happened to Christopher Creed, the boy known as the class freak, the bullies’ punching bag. He simply vanished. Determined to discover the truth, Torey Adams, one of Creed’s former tormenters, implicates himself and discovers the importance of tolerance.
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library.

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Darwin’s theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. But it may be less known that the same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious. Charles and Emma is a non-fiction love story that explores how Darwin’s personal life affected his research and how science affected his marriage.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=E4DFF6D0-D439-4023-B16E-25BF06113667
*Must be logged in with a Framingham card to see this title.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
“This book is the autobiography of Loung Ung, who survived the brutal, inhumane conditions of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge government won a civil war and took over Cambodia in 1975. Forcing all Cambodian residents living in the capital Phnom Penh to flee the city, the Khmer Rouge instilled slave-like conditions in the countryside. In addition to working over twelve-hour days, Cambodians were forbidden to discuss history prior to the new government’s takeover. The year 1975 was declared “year zero,” and any discussion of the former government could seriously jeopardize one’s future. Loung Ung shares her own personal story of survival.” - Mr. Tarlin, FHS English Teacher
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=0E5DA197-415A-4298-94C6-3C9831D909DB 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
This is a must-read for anyone interested in life sciences, social work, or social justice. Henrietta’s cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, turned out to provide the foundation for countless medical breakthroughs and vaccines. Meanwhile, Henrietta's family continued to live in poverty and frequently in poor health, begging the questions: Who owns our bodies, and who carries our memories?
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=E76B7BD6-177E-4A0E-A81F-C746E5DC0FA5
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2615090E-0B42-40C2-ABD3-6E05AAA66413

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
“This play will make you wonder if Shakespeare was anti-Semitic. His infamous character Shylock embodies the prejudiced stereotypes about Jews being rich and greedy, but when you read carefully, you will find that the Christian characters are contemptible in their own ways too. One of the many mysteries Shakespeare left for us is why he created all these unlikeable characters in a play that is supposed to be a comedy. Read this book and decide for yourself.” -Mr. Cook, FHS English Teacher
eBook - http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=2282B532-AA15-42C9-8215-923C54767564
eAudiobook - http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=A8483515-6DB7-488A-899B-23DA441A546D 

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
(Be advised that this book contains mature content.)
This is a dystopic retelling of The Scarlet Letter, set in a futuristic USA where a criminal’s skin is dyed to represent his or her crime: yellow for misdemeanors, blue for child molesters, and red for murderers. Hannah Payne is now a deep red. She refuses to name the father (a nationally celebrated Reverend) of the child she aborted, and she must live her next fourteen years in scarlet.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=C0E960F1-2AB8-4B32-A929-955DF858F499
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=074A86DA-14A9-42B1-A24C-317A7B4B02F2
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World War Z by Max Brooks
“Have you been thinking about a survival plan for when the Zombies attack? Well, look no further. World War Z builds its story around the first-hand reports of those who have survived the outbreak; it’s a compelling and fantastic story that you will have trouble putting down once you begin”. -Mr. Coleman, FHS History Teacher
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=08F7D7E6-423F-45A6-9A1E-5AE9122C82E7
eAudiobook - http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=1D9BC50A-7353-4B4B-A905-36B8D39F600B
eAudiobook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=CD946306-03CB-4805-B514-9D693F224731 

History Department
*Students should be prepared for an in-class assessment during the first week of school.

US I CP1 and Honors:
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write. In 1845, seven years after escaping to the North, he published Narrative, the first of three autobiographies. This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of his early years—the daily, casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escape. An astonishing orator and a skillful writer, Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and an eloquent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans. He lived through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the beginning of segregation. He was celebrated internationally as the leading black intellectual of his day, and his story still resonates in ours.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=EFC1369B-9B32-4D68-B756-50FC208B75E3 

Hiroshima by John Hersey
Originally written as an article for the New Yorker magazine in 1946, John Hersey chronicles the life of six people affected by the dropping of the atomic bomb on the morning of August 6, 1945. Hersey interviewed each character to uncover how an ordinary day can turn into a narrative on the horrors of the new atomic age. He goes back 40 years later to then fill in the gaps on how each person’s life had profoundly changed as a result of this event.
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library.

US II Honors:
Coming of Age in Mississippi
by Anne Moody
Anne Moody begins with her childhood- houses papered with newspaper, children left alone because parents have to work, her own after-school housecleaning jobs that begin at the age of nine so she can help her family eat. Anne Moody's book, written when she was twenty-eight, is both proof of her convictions and a forthright testament to the sacrifices, terror, and courage that made up the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
e-Book- Not available as an eBook from the library.

Rise to Rebellion
by Jeff Shaara
Acclaimed author Jeff Shaara brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga of the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nation - from idealistic attorney John Adams to audacious inventor and philosopher Ben Franklin; from Thomas Gage, the British general given the impossible task of crushing a colonial rebellion, to George Washington, the dashing Virginian who took command of a colonial army. Rise to Rebellion reveals how philosophers became fighters, how ideas became their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.
eBook- http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=C1B7BAA7-9CD9-43AF-84AC-DC8CD0E567E5  


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair’s muckraking masterpiece The Jungle centers on Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant working in Chicago’s infamous Packingtown. Instead of finding the American Dream, Rudkus and his family inhabit a brutal, soul-crushing urban jungle dominated by greedy bosses, pitiless conmen, and corrupt politicians.
eBook - http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=015A2330-C60A-4AD3-AA50-8594F8E6E883
eAudiobook - http://digital.minlib.net/ContentDetails.htm?id=A4910B47-0A04-4ECA-B5AC-11973D1C3A3A 

Note: For additional summer reading assignments, students enrolled in AP Psychology should see Mr. Brandwein, Ms. MacKinnon, or Ms. Sequenzia. AP European History students should see Ms. Galvin, and AP Government students should see Mr. Sullivan or Mr.Young.




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