Antelope Valley School District


Suggested summer reading

Note to students: While the books below are suggested, you are encouraged to read anything that interests you. It is important to maintain your literacy skills over the summer, so find something interesting, exciting, and engaging that you enjoy. They could be books, magazines, blogs, etc. Happy reading!

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Incoming 9th

Incoming 10th

Incoming 11th 

Incoming 12th 

The Absolutely True Diaryof  a Part-Time Indian

Big Fish: A Novel of  Mythic Proportions

Black Boy

The Book Thief

Catcher in the Rye

Death of a Salesman

Eleanor & Park

Esperanza Rising

The Fault in Our Stars

Farewell to Manzanar


The Hate U Give

The House on Mango Street

Oedipus Rex

The Outsiders




Tom Sawyer

Anthem (Ayn Rand)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Fallen Angels

Fast Food Nation

The Glass Menagerie 

The House on Mango 


The Life of Pi 

Never Let Me Go

Old Man in the Sea

Our Town 

The Stranger

Streetcar Named Desire

Twelfth Night 

Woman Warrior

Bad Blood

The Color Purple

Death of a Salesman

The Devil’s Highway



The Glass Castle

The Grapes of Wrath

I am Malala 

In Cold Blood

The Scarlet Letter

Tell Me How it Ends

Thinking Fast and Slow



The Bluest Eye

The Brief Wondrous Life 

    of Oscar Wao

Invisible Man (Ellison)

The Kite Runner

Oryx & Crake

The Namesake

Native Son

Pride & Prejudice

The Road

The Underground 


White Noise