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Marple Newtown High School Summer Reading List

Find out the list of required reading for Marple Newtown High School students and which libraries in town have the books listed in their circulation.

Marple Newtown School District's high school required summer reading list has been announced. All students enrolled in the specific classes below are required to read the books listed for summer reading. Students will be prepared to focus on the book(s) as the first unit of study in English class in September, according to the district.

Find out below if the books are listed in or public libraries. Check shelf or call each library for availability. Read the attached PDF for a synopsis of each book.

Grade 9-12, everyone must read the following book:

This I Believe, The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and
Women Vol. 1 by Allison and Gediman

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

11th grade American Studies (required):

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Patillo Beals

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

10th grade Humanities (required):

There Are No Children Here by A. Kotlowitz

  • Marple: 4 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

World Civilizations and Cultures 1 Honors Grade 9 (required):

The History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

  • Marple: 1 book listed
  • Newtown: 1 book listed

This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity by David Christian

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

Grade 12 AP English (required):

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  • Marple: 4 books listed
  • Newtown: 3 books listed

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

  • Marple: 4 books listed
  • Newtown: 1 book listed

Demian by Hermann Hesse

  • Marple: 4 books listed
  • Newtown: 2 books listed

Grade 11 AP English (required):

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates

“A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

AP American Government (required):

Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution and Made Democracy Safe for the World by Michael I. Meyerson

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform by Jeffery H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

AP Economics (required):

New Ideas from Dead Economists by T. Buchholz (2007 or later)

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes by Peter Schiff

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

AP Environmental Science (required):

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

  • Marple: 5 books listed
  • Newtown: 1 book listed

AP European History (required):

AP Achiever by McGraw Hill ISBN 9780073256726

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King

  • Marple: 1 book listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

AP Physics (required):

Cracking the AP Physics B Exam, 2012 Ed. by Princeton Review

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2012 Ed. by Princeton Review

  • Marple: 0 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

AP Psychology (required):

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 1 book listed

AP US History (required):

Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 2 books listed

Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

  • Marple: 4 books listed
  • Newtown: 2 books listed

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 1 book listed

AP World History (required):

Big History by Cynthia Brown

  • Marple: 2 books listed
  • Newtown: 0 books listed

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

  • Marple: 1 book listed
  • Newtown: 3 books listed

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