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Entering 12th Grade

The designated summer reading books for students entering twelfth grade are:
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet (Tolkien translation only)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The designated summer reading books for students entering twelfth grade AP English are:

  • Conte of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

These books were included in your book fees at enrollment/re-enrollment and can be picked up in the front office of either campus after enrollment/re-enrollment is complete through Admissions.

Information on annotating is posted below with sample illustrations. There should be annotations on each page - chapter summaries not requiredShould questions arise about annotations or these instructions, please email Ms. Cook in the upper school English department (kcook@wcala.org).

Curl Up With a Good Book This Summer!

While we are requiring your child to read two books, we encourage him/her to read all throughout the summer.  Below is a list of grade-level books that your child may enjoy. This will be a great introduction to the reading your child will do throughout the year.
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
  • Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
  • 21 Great Stories by Abraham Lass
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
  • In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado
  • Exodus by Leon Uris