11th Grade CP
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
ISBN# 978-014243733911th Grade Honors
Jessmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones
ISBN# 978-1608196265 11th Grade AP Language
Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ISBN#: 978-0-8129-8496-5
Jason Hardy’s The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison ISBN#: 978-198212860911th Grade AP Seminar
Steven Levitt’s and Stephen Daubner’s Think Like a Freak
11th Grade CP: Students will read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. An allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists, The Crucible asks critical questions about whether a governing political body has the right to dictate morality and what we will risk to defend our personal integrity.
11th Grade Honors: Students will read Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, a novel that chronicles the story of a poor, rural family in Mississippi preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina. Told through the eyes of 15 year old narrator Esch, the novel—the 2011 National Book Award winner— explores the intersection of the course’s four central themes: class, race, environment, and gender.
11th Grade AP Seminar
: Students in AP Seminar will read Steven Levitt’s and Stephen Daubner’s Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain, which takes us inside their thought processes and teaches us all how to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally. In Think Like A Freak, Levitt and Daubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. An annotation assignment
accompanies the text as part of the summer reading assignment for AP Seminar.
11th Grade AP Language: Students will read Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a powerful memoir that documents his career as an attorney representing disadvantaged clients. This text serves as an important complement to the class trip to Montgomery, Alabama where we will visit The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, often called The Lynching Memorial, two remembrance and educational sites created by the Equal Justice Initiative, the non-profit organization that Stevenson founded.
The second book 11th AP Lang will read is Jason Hardy’s The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison, which tells the story of the author’s experience becoming a parole officer in New Orleans. This text will further the class’ exploration of the judicial system in the United States.