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Summer Reading Requirements

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Reading requirements for Summer 2017 are as follows (for a downloadable version, click here).

Padua Academy Required Summer Reading Summer 2017

English
Works must be read by the first day of school. Students will be assessed in their respective literature classes.

Freshmen College Prep Honors
Night, Elie Wiesel
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 
Betty Smith
Night, Elie Wiesel
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,
Betty Smith
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
Sophomores College Prep Honors
Kindred, Octavia Butler
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
Kindred, Octavia Butler
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
Our Town, Thornton Wilder
Juniors College Prep Honors AP
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
The Curious Incident of the Dig in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon                                   The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote      Thank You for Arguing (Chapters 1-13), Jay Heinrichs
Seniors College Prep Honors AP
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway       Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford Research Paper Book (from approved list)
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway                            Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
Research Paper Book (from approved list)                              A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

Social Studies Summer Reading            

AP US History: The American Revolution: A History, Gordon Wood*

Honors Modern Am. History and Government: 1984, George Orwell*

*Please check your e-mail for assignment

The Nazi Holocaust: Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, Eva Kor

Art

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear, David Bayles & Ted Orland

 

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