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Summer Reading

Students must purchase their own summer reading books and may choose to read print or a digital book. These books are not included in the textbook fee and will not be provided on iPad.


Big Voices (English 1)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros  ISBN: 0679734775 or 9780679734772
Please refer to this The House on Mango Street Reading Guide as you read the novel.

English 2
Please choose any book from your reading level to enjoy over the summer. Return to school prepared to talk and write about the book you read.

English 3 (CHS) 
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines  ISBN: 9780375702709

English 3 (DLS) 
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  ISBN: 9780385486804

AP English Language & Composition (CHS & DLS)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  ISBN: 9780743273565                                                                                                                *All students with AP Lang at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.

AP English Literature & Composition (CHS)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde  ISBN: 9780486278070
*All students with AP Lit at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.

AP English Literature & Composition (DLS)
 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde  ISBN: 9780486278070
 and The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagles  ISBN: 9780140268867

Classics of Horror
Carrie by Stephen King ISBN: 9780307743664

Dystopian Fiction Choose one of these three titles to read
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ISBN: 9780307887443 or The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ISBN: 9781407109084 or
The Memory Visit by Jenny Lynn Lambert ISBN: 9781773398488 **Proceeds Benefit Faculty/Staff Student Scholarship**

Explorations of Writing 
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ISBN: 9780385755917

Literature, Conflict, & the Human Experience

Podcasting & Storytelling

Psych Realism

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal  ISBN: 9781848310544

The 21st Century Woman 
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof  ISBN: 9780307387097

The Culture of Storytelling 
The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin  ISBN: 9780547773742

The Short Story 
Short Story Reader PDF is sent to all students enrolled in this course. If you haven’t received it by June 10, please contact Ms. Koski

Western Literature 
 Shane by Jack Schaefer  ISBN:9780544239470

Writing Seminar  
 This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff  ISBN: 9780802136688


Modern Language




AP Biology
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Young  ISBN: 9780062368607 or 0062368605

Students accelerating to AP Chemistry in 10th grade or AP Biology in 11th grade are required to complete a summer bridge course. These summer bridge courses are 4 week student-paced courses moderated by Carondelet science teachers on Schoology. Students may only register for the Summer Bridge classes with approval from the Science Department.

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 1 or C


Social Studies

AP US History (DLS)
The American Pageant: AP Edition (Read Chapters 1-3)
This textbook is provided to all Carondelet students, use this PDF to get started.

AP US History (CHS)
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America ISBN 9780143122029 or 0143122029
 Read chapters 1-12 (pages 23-149)
and The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (Read chapters 1-3)
This textbook is provided to all Carondelet students, use this PDF to get started. 
Please review this intro to the summer reading.

AP Psychology (CHS)
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell ISBN: 9780316010665

AP Psychology (DLS)
The Story of Psychologyby Morton Hunt ISBN: 9780307278074
Please review this intro to the summer reading.


Visual and Performing Arts & Computer Science

AP Art (Drawing, 2D and 3D)
Before going on summer break, students will meet with the teacher to receive a homework packet with specific assignments. These will include:

  • 2 to 3 portfolio assignments
  • Visit to a museum/gallery
  • Artist research projects
  • Sketchbook exercises
  • Short written narrative

AP Computer Science Principles
Over the summer, students enrolled in APCSP should read Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil and complete the Python Chapters in DataCamp.


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