12th Grade Global Literature Summer Reading Assignment
The English Department recommends that, if possible, students read the texts listed for each English class, as the texts provide a baseline for the coursework in that class. If that is not possible, read any book that is representative of the course. For example, read a book by an American author for Grade 11 or a graphic novel for Graphic Novels. Click on your class link for details. Check your local libraries for print books, eBooks and audiobooks. For some free ebooks, go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/.
- If possible, read one of the titles from the list below. If that is not possible, read any book(s) by a non-American author.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- College Personal Essay Brainstorming: Due the first week of school
One of the best methods of brainstorming for your college essay is to begin with a grand list of potential topics and slowly let the best rise to the top. In order to generate a laundry list of important people, events, accomplishments and activities in your life, fill in the worksheet below.
The Public Libraries in Topsfield and Boxford have some Masco owned books that you can keep for as long as you need them. Give them a call and support your local library!
Topsfield Public Library 978-887-1528
Boxford Public Library 978-887-6352