Winnacunnet High School Summer Reading for Juniors

"The [one] who does not read good books has no advantage over the [one] who can't read them." Mark Twain

Dear member of the class of 2004:

Reading is one of the most important skills an individual can acquire, for both vocational and personal benefits. In an effort to encourage your individual development and to promote a lifelong love in this area, the Humanities Area offers you the opportunity to choose books of particular interest to meet the summer reading requirement. This standard applies to all upcoming juniors and invites parents/guardians to share the process by verifying successful completion. It is mandatory that this sheet be returned to the student's homeroom teacher during the first week of school, regardless of which semester English and/or social studies is to be taken.

In addition, one specific book is required or suggested, depending on level. Students will be requested to share their understanding of books read, pending individual instructors' requirements. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy this opportunity.

C      3 Options (choose one)

  1. Hiroshima by John Hersey
  2. Any other biography, fiction or non-fiction book of at least 200 pages
  3. Three articles from one or more magazine(s). If you take this option, answer the questions on the magazine article option form for each article: 1 book/set of articles required

A & B     Hiroshima (non-fiction) AND one fiction or non-fiction book of at least 200 pages: 2 books required.

Eng. H     Hiroshima by John Hersey AND one biography AND 1 fiction book of at least 200 pages: 3 books required.

US Hist. AP     The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley AND Plunkett of Tammany Hall by William Riordan (separate verification by teacher)


Student Name__________________________

Non-fiction Hiroshima by John Hersey


Other Non-fiction Title_____________________________Author_________________

Fiction Title__________________________________Author___________________

Biography Title_________________________________Author__________________

Article Set-Magazine(s) and Story Titles________________________________________


I acknowledge that my child has fulfilled the Winnacunnet Humanities Area summer reading requirement by reading the books listed above which go with his/her placement.

Signature of parent/or guardian________________________date_________