Incoming 7th grade summer reading program book list 2016 f = fiction/nf = non-fiction



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INCOMING 7TH GRADE SUMMER READING PROGRAM

BOOK LIST

2016
F = FICTION/NF = NON-FICTION
7th Grade:
The Misfits by James Howe…………………………………………

This story of four best friends who are the target of cruel name-calling decide they aren't going to take it anymore, "an upbeat, reassuring novel that encourages preteens and teens to celebrate their individuality.” F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/misfits-james-howe/1100181582
http://www.amazon.com/Misfits-James-Howe/dp/0689839561/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462975077&sr=1-1&keywords=the+misfits

SUMMER READING SYNOPSIS GRADES 8 THROUGH 12

F = FICTION/NF = NON-FICTION

8:

Mandatory:

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park…………………………………………………

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is a two hour walk from her home: She makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, the refugees cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to an attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/long-walk-to-water-linda-sue-park/1100179784?ean=9780547577319
http://www.amazon.com/Long-Walk-Water-Based-Story/dp/0547577311/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462975755&sr=1-1&keywords=a+long+walk+to+water+by+linda+sue+park


Challenge” Book (optional)
Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation) by Laura Hillenbrand…………………………………

Olympic athlete turned World War II pilot Louis Zamperini survived more than a month spent boiling and starving on a life raft after he crashed into the Pacific Ocean, only to be taken as a prisoner of war when he finally reached land.

“Every young person should have the chance to read this book. It’s easy to think, growing up, that bravery is for other people, who are simply born heroic. But nothing about Louis marked him out for greatness. He started out as a misfit and troublemaker, but became a great man because of his choices. His story shows that everyone has the potential to rise above obstacles. It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it."—Angelina Jolie NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unbroken-laura-hillenbrand/1119220556?ean=9780385742511

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Unbroken+young+adult+adaptation+by+laura+hillenbrand


9R:

CHOOSE ONE WORK:

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin ……………………………………………………………………..…….

Liz awakens on a cruise ship bound for the afterlife. When the ship docks, she meets her grandmother Betty, who died before Liz was born. Betty looks, to Liz's surprise, only about as old (or young) as Liz's mother. The explanation: Residents of Elsewhere age backward until infancy, when they are "released," or sent back downriver to be reborn on Earth. F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elsewhere-gabrielle-zevin/1101974459?ean=9780312367466
http://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Gabrielle-Zevin/dp/0312367465/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462976140&sr=1-1&keywords=elsewhere+by+gabrielle+zevin

Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis by Peter Nelson…..…..

Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men were thrown into shark-infested waters. Those who survived the fiery sinking—some injured, many without life jackets—struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. The Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for “hazarding” his ship. The survivors of the Indianapolis knew that their captain was not to blame. For 50 years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budge—until an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott entered the picture. His history fair project on the Indianapolis soon became a crusade to restore the captain’s good name and the honor of the men who served under him. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/left-for-dead-pete-nelson/1100292278?ean=9780375890185

http://www.amazon.com/Left-Dead-Search-Justice-Indianapolis/dp/0385730918/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462976422&sr=1-1&keywords=left+for+dead%3A+a++young+man%27s+search+for+justice+for+the+uss+indianapolis+by+peter+nelson

Tangerine by Edward Bloor…………………………………………………………………….………

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day?

The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tangerine-edward-bloor/1100156611?ean=9780152057800

http://www.amazon.com/Tangerine-Edward-Bloor/dp/0152057803/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462976547&sr=1-1&keywords=tangerine+by+edward+bloor


9A:

Mandated

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho……………………………………………………………………….

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alchemist-paulo-coelho/1100248293?ean=9780062315007
http://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462976710&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Alchemist+by+Paulo+Coelho%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6.
Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell…………………………………………………………………..…

“There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet. . . . What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever.”– from the foreword by Anna Quindlen - NF



http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-freedom-writers-diary-the-freedom-writers/1103233569?ean=9780767928335
http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Writers-Diary-Teacher-Themselves/dp/038549422X/ref=sr_1_1/183-2933860-4702436?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462977151&sr=1-1&keywords=Freedom+Writers+by+Erin+Gruwell
AND
CHOOSE ONE WORK FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury…………………………………………………………………….

Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...


The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden. F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ray-bradburys-fahrenheit-451-ray-bradbury/1121732852?ean=9780809051014

http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Bradburys-Fahrenheit-451-Authorized/dp/080905101X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462977355&sr=1-3&keywords=Fahrenheit+451+by+Ray+Bradbury


9A CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

9A Continued-Choose
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch…………………………………………………………………..

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-lecture-randy-pausch/1100317728?ean=9781401323257
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/1401323251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462977532&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Last+Lecture+by+Randy+Pausch%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6..


I Am Malala by MalalaYousafzai …………………………………………………………

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/I+Am+Malala++MalalaYousafzai
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lecture-Randy-Pausch/dp/1401323251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462977532&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Last+Lecture+by+Randy+Pausch%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6..

10R:

CHOOSE ONE WORK:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green……………………………………………………..………..

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-fault-in-our-stars-john-green/1104045488?ean=9780525478812

http://www.amazon.com/Fault-Our-Stars-John-Green/dp/014242417X/ref=sr_1_1/183-1580273-2493514?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978099&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Fault+in+Our+Stars+by+John+Green

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom……………………………………………………..….............

Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story. In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight year journey between two worlds – two men, two faiths, two communities – that will inspire readers everywhere. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/have-a-little-faith-mitch-albom/1100016691?ean=9781401310462

http://www.amazon.com/Have-Little-Faith-True-Story/dp/140131046X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978227&sr=1-1&keywords=Have+a+Little+Faith+by+Mitch+Albom

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins…………………………….…..……….

In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcast hood. She reveals that the things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life. Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including. NF



http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/geeks-shall-inherit-the-earth-alexandra-robbins/1100091991?ean=9781401310776

http://www.amazon.com/Geeks-Shall-Inherit-Earth-Popularity/dp/140131077X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978357&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Geeks+Shall+Inherit+the+Earth+by+Alexandra+Robbins

10A:

Mandated
1984 by George Orwell……………………………………………………………………..…............

Orwell's final novel, 1984, is the story of one man's struggle against the ubiquitous, menacing state power (“Big Brother”) that tries to dictate nearly every aspect of human life. The novel is a classic in anti-utopian fiction, and a trenchant political satire that remains as relevant today as when it was first published. F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1984-george-orwell/1100009100?ean=9780451524935

http://www.amazon.com/1984-Signet-Classics-George-Orwell/dp/0451524934/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978528&sr=1-1&keywords=1984+by+George+Orwell

A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage…………………………………………..…

From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history


Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. NF
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/history-of-the-world-in-6-glasses-tom-standage/1007653113?ean=9780802715524

http://www.amazon.com/History-World-6-Glasses/dp/0802715524/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978655&sr=1-1&keywords=A+History+of+the+World+in+Six+Glasses+by+Tom+Standage

11R:

MANDATED:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky……………………………………..………...

Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt. F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perks-of-being-a-wallflower-stephen-chbosky/1100365675?ean=9781451696196

http://www.amazon.com/Perks-Being-Wallflower-Stephen-Chbosky/dp/1451696191/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462978917&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Perks+of+Being+a+Wallflower+by+Stephen+Chbosky


CHOOSE ONE:

Half A Life by Darin Straus……………………………………………………………….….…….....

Half my life ago, I killed a girl. “So begins Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. We follow Strauss as he explores his startling past—collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case—and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/half-a-life-darin-strauss/1018128741?ean=9780812982534

http://www.amazon.com/Half-Life-Memoir-Darin-Strauss/dp/0812982533?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&tag=shopperz_origin2-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0812982533&ascsubtag=502215715-24-822747878.1462979041

Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean…………………………………………………

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing.

Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-man-walking-helen-prejean/1103024389?ean=9780679751311
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Man-Walking-Eyewitness-National/dp/0679751319/ref=sr_1_1/189-9357388-3592123?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462979395&sr=1-1&keywords=Dead+Man+Walking+by+Sister+Helen+Prejean

It is mandatory that students entering 11AP read 2 books this summer. Students must read 1 work of fiction and 1 work of non-fiction. Choose from the options below

11AP

CHOOSE ONE WORK: FICTION CATEGORY
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain…………………………………………………

"Huckleberry Finn" is the adventures of Tom Sawyer's boy companion after he rebels against the efforts made to civilize him. "Huck" runs away, and, in company with the slave Jim, starts down the Missouri River on a raft, tying it up o' days and running at night, because Jim is a runaway slave. F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-mark-twain/1116665681?ean=9780486280615
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Huckleberry-Finn-Mark-Twain/dp/0486280616/ref=sr_1_1/175-6044458-6412564?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462979706&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Adventures+of+Huckleberry+Finn+by+Mark+Twain

Night Fall by Nelson DeMille………………………………………………………………….………..

On a Long Island beach at dusk, Bob Mitchell and Janet Whitney conduct their illicit love affair in front of a video camera, set to record each steamy moment. Suddenly a terrible explosion lights up the sky. Grabbing the camera, the couple flees as approaching police cars speed toward the scene. Five years later, the crash of Flight 800 has been attributed to a mechanical malfunction. But for John Corey and Kate Mayfield, both members of the Elite Anti-terrorist Task Force, the case is not closed. Suspecting a cover-up at the highest levels and disobeying orders, they set out to find the one piece of evidence that will prove the truth about what really happened to Flight 800--the videotape that shows a couple making love on the beach and the last moments of the doomed airliner. F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-fall-nelson-demille/1100306582?ean=9781455578610
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Fall-John-Corey-Novel/dp/1455581771/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462979859&sr=1-1&keywords=Night+Fall+by+Nelson+DeMille


Inferno by Dan Brown……………………………………………………………………

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written. F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inferno-dan-brown/1114144951?ean=9780804172264
http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Robert-Langdon-Dan-Brown/dp/1400079152/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462980241&sr=1-1&keywords=Inferno+by+Dan+Brown
11AP CONTINUED NEXT PAGE


11AP Continued

CHOOSE ONE WORK: NON-FICTION CATEGORY

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (The Regular Edition)…………………………………

Olympic athlete turned World War II pilot Louis Zamperini survived more than a month spent boiling and starving on a life raft after he crashed into the Pacific Ocean, only to be taken as a prisoner of war when he finally reached land.

“Every young person should have the chance to read this book. It’s easy to think, growing up, that bravery is for other people, who are simply born heroic. But nothing about Louis marked him out for greatness. He started out as a misfit and troublemaker, but became a great man because of his choices. His story shows that everyone has the potential to rise above obstacles. It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it."—Angelina Jolie NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unbroken-laura-hillenbrand/1100045446?ean=9780812974492
https://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World-Survival-Resilience-Redemption-ebook/dp/B003WUYPPG?ie=UTF8&keywords=Unbroken%20by%20Laura%20Hillenbrand%20%20%20%20%20(The%20Regular%20Edition&qid=1462980404&ref_=sr_1_fkmr0_1&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmr0


The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown…………………………………………….…

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boys-in-the-boat-daniel-james-brown/1114985036?ean=9781101622742
http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Boat-Americans-Berlin-Olympics/dp/0143125478?ie=UTF8&keywords=The%20Boys%20in%20the%20Boat%20by%20Daniel%20James%20Brown&qid=1462980579&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1


The Autobiography Of Malcolm X as Told by Alex Haley………………………………….……….....

If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.


"Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book." NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autobiography-of-malcolm-x-malcolm-x/1002064844?ean=9780345350688

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Malcolm-Told-Alex-Haley/dp/0345350685/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462980711&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Autobiography+Of+Malcolm+X+as+Told+by+Alex+Haley


English 101

CHOOSE ONE WORK:
American Sniper by Chris Kyle…………………………………………………………………………

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him "The Legend"; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/american-sniper-chris-kyle/1103601416?ean=9780062376336
http://www.amazon.com/American-Sniper-Autobiography-Military-History/dp/0062238868/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462981512&sr=1-2&keywords=American+Sniper+by+Chris+Kyle

Bossypants by Tina Fey…………………………………………………………………………………

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night. NF

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bossypants-tina-fey/1100058573?ean=9780316056892
http://www.amazon.com/Bossypants-Tina-Fey/dp/0316056898/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462981640&sr=1-1&keywords=Bossypants+by+Tina+Fey

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger………………………………………………………………..

The classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas, with a new afterward that looks at the players and the town ten years later. NF


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/friday-night-lights-25th-anniversary-edition-hg-bissinger/1122102439?ean=9780306824203
http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Night-Lights-25th-Anniversary/dp/0306824205/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462981802&sr=1-1&keywords=Friday+Night+Lights+by+H.G.+Bissinger

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom………………………………………….…..

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?" F

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/five-people-you-meet-in-heaven-mitch-albom/1100317405?ean=9781401308582

http://www.amazon.com/Five-People-You-Meet-Heaven/dp/1401308589/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462981953&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Five+People+You+Meet+in+Heaven+by+Mitch+Albom
12AP:

Mandated
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald…(Students will receive this book from their 12AP Teacher)

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the\ national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. F



The Awakening by Kate Chopin…………………………………………………………………….…..

The Awakening is both a remarkable novel in its own right and a startling reminder of how far women in this century have come. The story of a married woman who pursues love outside a stuffy, middle-class marriage, the novel portrays the mind of a woman seeking fulfillment of her essential nature. F


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-awakening-kate-chopin/1116706577?ean=9781512382204
http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486277860/ref=sr_1_3/185-0504758-6612910?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462982272&sr=1-3&keywords=The+Awakening+by+Kate+Chopin

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie……………………………………………………..………

Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal them in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new. F 


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/purple-hibiscus-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/1102805085?ean=9781616202415
http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Hibiscus-Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie/dp/1616202416/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462982434&sr=1-1&keywords=Purple+Hibiscus+by+Chimamanda+Adichie



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