School Required Reading Lists

Kingsport City Schools Summer Reading List for 2015-2016

Please select at least one book from the appropriate list below. Parents: please use parental discretion when helping your child select summer reading books.


 

6th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

 

11 Birthdays – Wendy Mass

Heat – Mike Lupica

Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell

The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

The Running Dream – Wendelin Van Draannen

Woods Runner – Gary Paulsen


7th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

 

Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer – John Grisham

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster – Deborah Hopkinson

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson


8th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

 

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys

The Contender – Robert Lipsyte

The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Little Brother – Cory Doctorow

Milkweed – Jerry Spinelli

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs


Dobyns-Bennett High School Summer Reading List for 2015-2016

From the appropriate lists below, choose one book, unless noted, to read over the summer. Summer reading selections will be assessed during the first nine weeks through essay or project based methods.


 9th Grade Summer Reading List (Read the following)

 

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee


10th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

 

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Enclave – Anne Aguirre


11th Grade Summer Reading List

 

11 CP (Choose one from the list below)

The Greatest Generation – Tom Broakaw

The Story Teller – Jodi Picoult

Life is So Good – George Dawson

Have a Little Faith – Mitch Albom

The Traveler’s Gift – Andy Andrews

11 Pre-AP (Read the Following)

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

11 AP

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement English Language and Compostion (11 AP English) should consider the question, “What is Truth?” Students are expected to read:

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

In addition, students should read one of the following nonfiction selections:

Endurance – Alfred Lansing

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai

Seabiscuit: An American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand


12th Grade Summer Reading List

 

12 CP (Choose one from the list below)

1984 – George Orwell

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

12 AP

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (12 AP English) should consider the question, “Who am I in the world?” Students must read both:

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro