SUMMER READING 2017 

The following books are available for purchase at the McQuaid Jesuit Bookstore. If you have questions regarding the summer reading list please feel free to contact Jennifer Roxstrom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 256-6180. Summer Bookstore hours are posted on the website www.mcquaid.org/bookstore.

from the English Department
The number of titles required for each grade level may vary. The students should read each work carefully and thoughtfully, taking notes on what he reads as discussion and evaluation of reading will begin on Monday, September 15, 2017.

Our Philosophy: Every part of who we are as human beings—mind, spirit, and body—needs nourishment. Reading goes a long way towards the care of all of those parts: our hearts are touched, our imaginations are stimulated, and our bodies are relaxed. With this conviction, McQuaid Jesuit requires that all students read the titles listed below. Enjoy!

6th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. Holes by Louis Sachar ISBN-13: 9780440414803

Choose one of the following four titles:
2. Janitors by Tyler Whitesides ISBN-13: 9781609070656
3. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ISBN-13: 9781416936473
4. Football Genius by Tim Green ISBN-13: 9780061122736
5. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne ISBN-13: 9780385751537

7th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. The Rangers Apprentice (Book 1) by John Flanagan ISBN-13: 9780142406632

Choose one of the following four titles
2. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz ISBN-13: 9780142406113
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ISBN-13: 9780060530945
4. The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan ISBN-13: 9780803735002/
5. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Cholendnko ISBN-13: 9780142403709

8th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. The Brave  by Robert Lipsyte     ISBN-13: 9780064470797

Choose one of the following three titles
2. Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury ISBN-13: 9780440219057
3. Heat by Mike Lupica ISBN-13: 9780142407578

4. The Runaway King (Book 2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen ISBN-13: 9780545281465

9th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. Alas, Babylon by Frank ISBN-13: 9780060741877

Choose one of the following four titles.
2. I Am Messenger by Markus Zusak ISBN-13: 9780375836671
3. People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman ISBN-13: 9780061808395
4. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs ISBN-13: 9781482726473

10th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. Lord of the Flies by Sir William Golding ISBN-13: 9780399501487

Choose one of the following three titles:
2. After the First Death by Robert Cormier ISBN-13: 9780440208358
3. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card ISBN-13: 9781429963947
4. Shooter by Walter Dean Myers ISBN-13: 9780064472906

11th GRADE
Required reading by all:
1. Defending Jacob by William Landay ISBN-13: 9780440246138

Choose one of the two listed below:
2. The Temple of Gold by William Goldman ISBN-13: 9780345439741
3. Red Gold by Robert Kidera ISBN-13: 9780692420973

12th GRADE
Read two of the following five titles.
1. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynn Truss ISBN-13: 9781592402038
2. Ready Player One by Earnest Cline ISBN-13: 9780307887443
3. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America ISBN-13: 9780375725609
4. The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III ISBN-13: 9780375727344
5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference: by Malcolm Gladwell ISBN-13: 9780316346624

AP English Language
Required reading by all:
Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs ISBN-13: 9780307341440

Choose one of the following three titles:
1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote ISBN-13: 9780679745587
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ISBN-13: 9780143107323
3. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow ISBN-13: 9780143105480

AP English Literature and Composition

 

Summer Reading assignments for other courses

AP Biology:

Survival of the Sickest by Moalem
AP Chemistry:
Students in this class can find the summer reading and assignment on the Resources tab of the McQuaid Jesuit Community group on Schoology.

AP  Economics -Micro/Macro :

Read Chapter 1, pages 2-17, and answer Discussion Questions 1, 2, 3, 7, 10 on page 18.
There will be a quiz on the first day of class. E-text can be purchased in the Bookstore after July 1st.

AP Environmental Science:
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn ISBN-13: 978-0-553-37540-4

AP Spanish:
Students in this class can find the summer reading and assignment on the Resources tab of the McQuaid Jesuit Community group on Schoology.

AP Statistics:

The Practice of Statistics for AP 4th ed. by Starnes, Yates & Moore. ISBN: 9781492962583
Assignment: Pg. 42: 37, 39, 43, 45, 47, 55, 61, 67, 69-74 and Pg. 70:79-89 odd, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 107-110
There will be a test on Ch. 1, sec.2 & 3 on 9/15/17

AP US History:

Chapters 1-3.  Assessments and classwork will assume the reading has been completed by the first day of class. Use end of chapter review terms and questions as a guide.  E-text can be purchased in the Bookstore after July 1st.

AP World History
Empire: How Spain Became a World Power,
1492-1763 (Paperback) by Henry Kamen ISBN-13: 978-0060932640

Computer Science Principles:
Required reading by all:
Blown to Bits by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis- ISBN-13: 978-0137135592
A copy of the book may be purchased via on-line or retail bookseller OR the book is available for free download at: http://www.bitsbook.com/

Optional reading
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology-Kurzweil ISBN-13: 858-0001059327