12th Grade

All Incoming 12th Graders:

ALL incoming 12th 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.

AP Language Students:

Seniors enrolled in AP Language for next year will read one additional book. For parameters regarding this selection and additional instructions, visit the AP Language page. The self-selected book is in addition to reading Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the school-wide read.


Optional Reading Suggestions:

For your reading pleasure, the 12th grade teachers recommend the following works for OPTIONAL summer reading:


  • Stamped --Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed--Jon Ronson

  • My Own Words--Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • The Address Book--Deirdre Mask

  • The Daughters of Yalta--Catherine Grace Katz

  • Grandma Gatewood's Walk--Ben Montgomery

  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir--Natasha Trethewey

  • The Splendid and Vile--Erik Larson

  • The Dutch House --Ann Patchett

  • Sadie --Courtney Summers

  • Unsheltered--Barbara Kingsolver

  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter--Kim Edwards

  • The Secret History--Donna Tartt

  • Bowlaway--Elizabeth McCracken

  • Olive Kitteridge--Elizabeth Strout

  • Little Fires Everywhere-Celeste Ng

  • The Water Dancer--Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • The Boneclocks--David Mitchell

  • Red Rising--Pierce Brown

  • I Am Radar--Reif Larsen