Summer Reading Google Classroom & Book List

Please join our Summer Reading Google Classroom (with your Midwood email) to see the book list and useful resources.
Google Classroom Code:
Incoming Freshman can refer to the list below- The Classroom is for current students. 

Incoming Freshman

Title and Author of Book
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner
Left to Tell by Immaculee Illibagiza
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party by Matthew Tobin Anderson
Bodega Dreams Ernesto Quinonez
July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Rising Sophomores

Title and Author of Book
Just Mercy: Adapted for Young People: A True Story of the Fight Justice by Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
I am Malala by Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Krik? Krak! By Edwidge Danticat
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang

Rising Juniors

Title and Author of Book
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by
Michael Chabon
11/22/63 by Stephen King
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Rising Seniors

Title and Author of Book
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb
A Walk in the Wood: Rediscovering America On the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
The Pact: Three Young Men... by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt

AP Language and Composition (only)

Title and Author of Book
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Educated by Tara Westover
On Writing Well by William Zinsser

AP English Literature (only)

Title and Author of Book
How to Read Literature like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas Foster (Revised Edition)
Choose an additional title from this list:
Beloved by Toni Morrison-
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kaled Hosseini
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Imbue

AP Capstone Seminar

Title and Author of Book
Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

AP Capstone Research

Title and Author of Book
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Your Guide to AP Research by Brian Foutz