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Every summer, Hillcrest secondary students are required to read one or more books in preparation for their fall classes. These books must be read before the start of fall classes and students should come prepared to discuss the books on the first day of class.

  • 7th Grade: The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
  • 8th Grade: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor
  • 9th Grade: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • CP World Literature: A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • Honors World Literature: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • CP American Literature: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Honors American Literature: (Read both) The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • British Literature: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  • AP Language and Composition: (Read both) I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai and Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Stephen D. Levitt & Steven J. Dubner
  • Honor/AP Government: If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, Eric Metaxas