St. Ignatius

Summer Reading

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9th Grade - Class of 2024

ENGLISH:  (Revised summer reading as of May 19, 2020)
All incoming freshmen in English 100 and English 103H will read:
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

In addition, students will CHOOSE to read one of the following; it is recommended that students in English 103H read more than one in order to contribute to fruitful conversation:

  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mark Haddon)
  • Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)
  • Frankly in Love (David Yoon)
  • Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell)
  • Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)
  • The 57 Bus (Dashka Slater)

RELIGIOUS STUDIES:

Students must read and view both:

Student will need the password to view the video. Password: Manresa

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students must read all three books: 

  • March, Book One (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
  • March, Book Two (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
  • March, Book Three (John Lewis, Andres Aydin, Nate Powell) 

//www.amazon.com/March-Issues-3-Book-Series/dp/B01JM9RVII/ref=sr_1_1 

LANGUAGE:
Freshmen who are enrolled in any language class are not required to do summer work. 

10th Grade - Class of 2023

ENGLISH:  (Revised July 13, 2020)
Students must read both:

  • Lord of the Flies (William Golding) 
  • The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)

NOTE:  Students no longer have to view the film "Stand by Me" which was posted in June.

SOCIAL SCIENCE:   
MODERN WORLD HISTORY -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey Ratner)
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Ishmael Beah)
  • City of Thieves (David Benioff)
  • The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Ernesto Che Guevara and Cintio Vitier) 
  • Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading. 

LANGUAGE:  Click here for your summer language assignments.

11th Grade - Class of 2022

ENGLISH:  
ENGLISH 300 AND 303H -- Students are to read two of the following:
Mandatory -- All must read Ragtime (E. L. Doctorow)

AND Choose one of the following:

English 300:

  • There, There (Tommy Orange)
  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)  
  • Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)

English 303H:

  • There, There (Tommy Orange)
  • Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)
  • NOTE:  Be prepared for a written assignment on return to school.

SOCIAL SCIENCE:  
US HISTORIES AND CULTURES -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
  • Enrique's Journey (Sonia Nazario)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
  • Out of the Shadow (Rose Cohen)
  • China Boy (Gus Lee)
  • On Gold Mountain (Lisa See)

Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors:  Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang).  Click here for the summer assignment. 

Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15. 

Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15.  

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

12th Grade - Class of 2021

ENGLISH: 
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class(es) they are signed up to take:

  • Eng. 403AP:  The Color Purple (Alice Walker) ISBN: 9780156028356 AND The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • Eng. 420: Satire in Literature and Popular Culture:  Beauty Queens (Libba Bray) 
  • Eng. 430: Modern American Authors:  Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  • Eng. 440: Shakespeare:  Multi-step assignment:  (1) Watch Crash Course Theater #14 and take careful notes; then (2) Read Tyranny: Shakespeare on Politics (Stephen Greenblatt) ISBN: 978-0393356977; and
    (3) Watch "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Do note the movie is rated R. Please see Common Sense Media's review and let Mr. Baxter know if there are any concerns.
  • Eng. 450: Mythology:  Circe (Madeline Miller) 
  • Eng. 460: Fiction into Film:  View the film “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (directed by Woody Allen) Orion Pictures (1985) 
  • Eng. 473: Burning Illusions:  The Will to Change (Bell Hooks)
  • Eng. 482: Literature and Composition:  The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Dashka Slater) //www.amazon.com/57-Bus-Story-TeenagersChanged/dp/152636123X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 
    • ISBN-10: 152636123X
    • ISBN-13: 978-15263612333

RELIGIOUS STUDIES:

RS 477: Ecological Justice and Spirituality:  Students are to read The Story of More (Hope Jahren) - pages 1-23 

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class they are signed up to take:

  • Constitutional Law:  ALL students are required to read pp. 1-24 (Part One) before the first class meeting.   The Words We Live By (Linda R. Monk)   
    //www.amazon.com/Words-Live-Annotated-Constitution-Stonesong-ebook/dp/B00QQQL826  
  • US Gov't: Crime, Law and the Constitution:  For ALL students:  Read Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) 
  • US Gov't: San Francisco Politics:  For ALL students:  Read 1906 (James Dalessandro) before the first day of class. 
  • US Gov't: Race, Gender and Power:  For ALL students:  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Social Movements and Social Justice:  For ALL students:  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors: Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang).  Click here for the summer assignment. 
  • Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15.  
  • Behavioral Neuroscience:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 15. 

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading.

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Language Summer Reading 

Freshmen who are enrolled in any language class are not required to do summer work.

Students entering other classes: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Science Summer Reading 

AP Biology and AP Physics:  The summer assignment is posted on Canvas. It will be accessible starting June 24.

AP Chemistry:  No Summer Assignment.

AP Computer Science Summer Reading

Please go to the following link to join our class
//codehs.com/go/508C3
 
Once you have signed up for the course, complete the first module "Primitive Types."  
There will be a test on this material during our first week of classes.

I look forward to working with you this year.
--Dr. Gamble

Schedules will be mailed June 22 for continuing students.  Freshmen schedules will be mailed August 1, 2020.

Textbook Purchases for 2020-21
All textbooks (including paperback fiction) except for Course Readers will be sold at:
The SI Online Bookstore (Operated by MBS Direct)

Details will be posted later this summer at www.bossjes.com/bookstore and mailed
with student class schedules during the summer.