Summer Reading for 2022-2023 School Year
Summer Reading Assignment for Incoming Seniors to
AP and AP/DC Literature
Summer Reading: Dual Credit and AP Literature
Your Dual Credit and AP courses require Summer Reading. You will read a minimum of 2 (two) full-length texts, 1 (one) from each of the indicated categories: A and B.
Note and Disclaimer: These courses have the potential to earn students college credit through successful completion (Dual Credit) or by qualifying (3+ Score on the AP Literature Exam in May).
As such, please note literary content and works will be selected from all genres and eras.
Often, literary content artistically addresses relevant social and historical issues, personal identities, and topics, references, descriptions, or themes deemed mature in nature, including works listed below.
Before selecting a specific work to read, please research the literary work for any content that your student, or you, prefer to avoid.
Our AP and DC team is open to alternate texts, pending approval, to anything from the list below.
Follow the guidelines below:
A: Choose and read a text from the list:
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
B: Read a text of your own choosing.
This text may not be a graphic novel and the version students read for Summer Reading must be in English (the language of instruction); however, the work may be an English translation from its original language.
***N.B. – You may read more than one book from each category. Be prepared to complete an in-class assignment about the Summer Reading texts on the first day of school.***