Summer Reading Lists

2021 Summer Reading Assignments

In addition to the assignments below, all students will be tested on the book(s) and terms upon returning to school in September.

Please note that the summer reading lists for grades 10-12 are still being finalized. 

English 9- Regents & Honors

9 Regents must read:

  • The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)

9 Honors must read:

  • The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne) AND
  • Alas Babylon (Pat Frank)


Define and study the following literary terms:

1. antagonist
2. character
3. characterization
4. conflict
5. exposition
6. figurative language
7. flashback
8. foreshadowing
9. genre
10. literal
11. narrator
12. plot
13. point of view
14. protagonist
15. setting