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West Charlotte
High School
2219 Senior Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 576
P: 980-343-6060  |  F: 980-343-6049 
LC: Project L.I.F.T.
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Summer Assignments

​​​​​AP US History​ Summer Assignment for 2017-2018

​Please see the below attachment for information regarding the summer assignment for scholars entering Mrs. Harris AP US HIstory in the Fall of 2017.  



Summer Reading is Required for 11th & 12th Grade AP& IB.

Summer Reading is strongly encouraged for 9-12 Standard/Honors.


English I (Rising 9th Graders)

English II (Rising 10th Graders)

Divergent- Veronica Roth


The Color of Water- James McBride


Tears of a Tiger- Walter Dean Myers


Life of Pi- Yann Martel


The Third Eye- Lois Duncan


One More River to Cross- Jim Haskins


The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates- Wes Moore

The Perks of Being a Wallflower-

Stephen Chbosky


All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr


The Book Thief- Markus Zusak


Looking for Alaska- John Green


The Burn Journals- Brent Runyon


The True Diary of a Part Time Indian-

Alexie Sherman


Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel

English III (Rising 11th Graders)

English IV (Rising 12th Graders)



Nonfiction Selections


The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Nickle and Dimed- Barbara Ehrenreich 

Blink - Malcolm Gladwell


Fiction Selections


Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 

My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult 

The Pearl - John Steinbeck 

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan




Enders Game - Orson Scott Card

Divergent Series - Veronica Roth

The Maze Runner - James Dashner




Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,

Traitor to the Nation Volume I-

Matthew T. Anderson


A Brave New World- Aldous Huxley


Othello (Folger’s Edition) –

  William Shakespeare


Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell


Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe






To be announced –

 information will be sent to scholars’ homes. 




Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe

AND Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell


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