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Summer 2009 Freshmen Reading: Some reviews have been added for your review.  Please visit Amazon.com for additional titles. 

 

Jefferson Township High School 2009-2010 Summer Reading List and Assignments.

All Freshmen 2009 Summer Assignment and Book Listing: 9 H 9 CP and 9 SCP Mandatory 9 Honors second assignment link below Mandatory.

2009 9 Honors Summer Reading Assignment

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - 1943 by Betty Smith 
 

Freshmen 9 Honors Book Assignment

Oprah Winfrey:

 

I think the book that moved me most when I was growing up was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I had a tree in my backyard, too, so I identified with her. I just thought, "Oh, this is my life." And then I discovered Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Click here to read a review and a sample chapter! This is the mandatory read for the freshman honors class but anyone can read this novel. A classic story with universal truths!

9 Honors Teacher Selection:  September - May 2009 - 2010
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

While not a summer requirement, Freshman Honors will study this novel later in the year.  If you want to read ahead feel free!!  Hard to read at the beach, but necessary for the honors level of critical thinking and learning! Allow plenty of time to read!

No other novel in the English language so epitomizes upward mobility, the rise from poverty to wealth, as Great Expectations. Often considered to be one of Dickens's best novels, it tells the story of young Pip who is mysteriously helped by two people: escaped convict Magwitch and the eccentric dowager Miss Havisham. Here is storytelling at its best, alive with bigger-than-life characters, plot twists that turn on a dime, and scenes that burst off the page with color.

Great Expectations Amazon Review and sample chapters. You may read any publishers copy and I also have copies available to lend. You must make prior arrangements.

Email me suggestions for next years list!