10th Grade

All Incoming 10th Graders:

ALL incoming 10th graders will read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Information about ordering the book is on the home page of this website.

Honors English 10:

Honors English 10 students will read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah in addition to the All-School read.

Annotate accordingly and take notes. Be prepared to participate in class and school-wide discussions, assignments, and assessments.




For your reading pleasure, tenth grade English teachers have suggested the following titles as OPTIONAL reading for the summer:

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents--Julia Alvarez

  • In the Garden of North American Martyrs--Tobias Wolff

  • Kindred--Octavia Butler

  • The Joy Luck Club--Amy Tan

  • A Separate Peace--John Irving

  • Water for Elephants--Sara Gruen

  • The Vanishing Half--Brit Bennett

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--Junot Diaz

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky

  • Unwind--Neal Shusterman

  • Stamped--Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi