School Reading List


Middle School

Sixth grade

  • Tuck Everlasting, Babbitt

  • The Devil and Daniel Webster, Benét

  • The Horse and His Boy, Lewis

  • The Princess and the Goblin, MacDonald

  • The Bronze Bow, Speare

  • Selections of short stories and poetry

Seventh Grade

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain

  • Watership Down, Adams

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Taylor

  • Shane, Schaefer

  • The Hiding Place, ten Boom

  • Shackleton's Valiant Voyage, Lansing

  • American and British poetry

Eighth Grade

  • The Hobbit, Tolkien

  • The Miracle Worker, Gibson

  • The Chosen, Potok

  • Beowulf

  • A Christmas Carol, Dickens

  • American and British poetry


High School

ninth grade

  • Documents in American History

  • The Federalist Papers (selections)

  • Writings of Thomas Jefferson (selections)

  • Lincoln-Douglas debates (selections)

  • The Red Badge of Courage, Crane

  • Walden; Civil Disobedience, Thoreau

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Douglass

  • My Ántonia, Cather

  • The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee

  • Our Town, Wilder

  • Short stories of Crane, Cather, O'Connor

  • American poetry

Tenth Grade

  • Documents in European history

  • A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens

  • A Man for All Seasons, Bolt

  • Murder in the Cathedral, Eliot

  • Leviathan, Hobbes (selections)

  • Essay on the Origin of Inequality, Rousseau

  • Reflections on the French Revolution, Burke (selections)

  • Of Civil Government, Locke

  • Pride and Prejudice, Austen

  • The Communist Manifesto, Marx

  • Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky

  • Animal Farm, Orwell

  • British poetry

Eleventh Grade

  • Iliad; Odyssey, Homer

  • Oresteia, Aeschylus

  • Theban Plays, Sophocles

  • Peloponnesian War, Thucydides

  • Meno; Crito; Phaedo; Apology; Euthyphro; Gorgias; Republic, Plato

  • Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

  • On the Incarnation, Athanasius

  • The Confessions, Augustine

Twelfth Grade

  • The Spirit and the Letter, Augustine

  • Treatise on Law, Aquinas

  • Letter to the Romans, Paul

  • Commentary on Galatians, Luther

  • The Divine Comedy, Dante

  • Macbeth; Hamlet, Shakespeare

  • Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes

  • An Apology of Raymond Sebond, Montaigne

  • The Social Contract, Rousseau

  • On Civil Government, Locke

  • Reason in History, Hegel

  • Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, Marx

  • On Liberty, Mill

  • The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky

  • Parker's Back, O'Connor

  • A Death in the Family, Agee

  • A Small, Good Thing, Carver

  • The Palace Thief, Canin


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