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CC Summer Reading Required Books for 2022-23

CC Summer Reading Required Books for 2022-23


Please see the attached list for 2022-23 required summer reading for English class.

2022 Central Catholic Summer Reading


Central Catholic Department of English

2022   Summer Reading List

Students are encouraged to read print or digital versions of these selections. If students opt for a digital version of the text, it must be available to them through their school-issued laptop or a digital reading device, but NOT through their phones. There is  a Kindle App for our computers in the App Store.

Students are to have their books read before school begins.  When students return to school, each teacher will have an assignment associated with the summer reading selections.

Students should have access to the text in school for use in completing assignments.

This assignment will be a part of the students’ 1st quarter grades.

7th Grade    Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai (Expect a mini-quiz on day 1!)

8th Grade    Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements


Select One of the Following

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

(Students will receive projects and essay assignments upon returning in the fall and should not expect stories to be taught in detail during class. They MUST read during the summer)

Freshman Honors

The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

(students need to have read prior to class, we will immediately read another book upon returning to school and discuss the books in tandem)

ALL Sophomores – Select One OR Read Both

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Junior – Select ONE of the Following

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Junior Honors – Select ONE of the Following

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Senior – Select ONE of the Following

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Atonement by Ian McEwan

ACP English

Summer read: Educated by Terra Westover

Order the following books for classes: duboisbookstore.com OR search Amazon, abebooks.com, booksrun.com for used (get used in May and June stores will run out)

W131 Required Text: (MUST have BEFORE first day of school)

Writing Analytically, 8th edition (ISBN-13:9781337559461)


Writing & Reading for ACP Composition, 3rd edition (ISBN# 1323847618 / 9781323847619)

L202 Required Text: (need to have for first day of class Spring 2022)

The Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter 13th Edition (ISBN 9780393664928).


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