PWHS Core Reading Material

2018-2019

In addition to the core reading selections listed below, teachers will also select other titles for their classes from a larger approved list.

English 1/English 2

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Breathing Underwater by Flinn
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Glass Castle by Walls
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (optional)

English 1H/English 2H

  • The Book Thief by Zusak (required summer reading)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Glass Castle by Walls
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Angelou (optional)

Choice by Teacher/Student:

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
  • Ordinary People by Guest
  • Siddhartha by Hesse
  • Brave New World by Huxley
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Hobbit by Tolkien
  • A Separate Peace by Knowles
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Angelou

English 3

  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Haddon
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry
  • The Road by McCarthy
  • Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck

English 3H

  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  • The Road by McCarthy
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Haddon
  • Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
  • Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck (selections)
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry or Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare