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Summer Reading List
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The staff and administration of Deshler High School have chosen to put academics first and foremost in all aspects of what we do on a daily basis at school.  In order to not lose our focus, we have created a summer reading list that students can read and possibly earn extra credit for their core subjects.  A list was sent home with report cards but unfortunatley the reading list was omitted.  Please use this list to further your knowledge over the summer.  Again, this is all for extra credit.

Math Reading List

The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster          

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L-Engle      

Flatland by Edwin Abbot

Grit by Angela Duckworth                                

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz

Here's Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance by Alex Bellos

 

Social Studies Reading List


9th Grade                                                       

All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

10th Grade

Patriots: The Men Who Started The American Revolution

By: A.J. Langguth

 

11th Grade

Ava's Man

By: Rick Bragg

12th Grade

The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System   By: Nick Ragone


 

English Reading List

9th Grade:                                                     Honors 9

Tom Sawyer (Twain)                                                          Tom Sawyer (Twain)

The Pigman (Zindel)                                                           We Were Liars (Lockhart)

Nothing But the Truth        (Avi)                                       Flowers for Algernon (Keyes)

The Rule of Three (Walters)                                              The Fault in our Stars         (Green)

That was Then, This is Now (Hinton)                              Animal Farm (Orwell)

Walk Two Moons (Creech)                                               The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman (Gaines)

 

10th Grade:                                                   Honors 10

Anne Frank and Me (Bennett/Gottesfeld)                      Anne Frank and Me (Bennett/Gottesfeld)

Speak (Anderson)                                                                The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Speare)

Chains   (Anderson)                                                            The Narrative of the Life of Frederick           

Ethan Frome (Wharton)                                                     Douglass(Douglass)

                                                                                                The Awakening (Chopin)

 

11th Grade:                                                   Honors 11

The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)                                     The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)

The Book Thief (Zusak)                                                    In Cold Blood (Capote)

The Things They Carried (O’Brien)                                  The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)

The Canterbury Sisters (Wright)                                       The Canterbury Sisters (Wright)

Forged by Fire      (Draper)                                                Forged by Fire (Draper)

 

12th Grade                                                     Honors 12th

Wolf Hall (Mantel)                                                              Lord of the Flies (Golding)

The Human Factor (Greene)                                             Wuthering Heights (Bronte)

Little Bee (Cleeve)                                                               Tuesdays with Morrie (Albom)

Pride and Prejudice (Austen)                                             Angela’s Ashes (McCourt)

 

 

 

 

Science Reading List

Honors Biology

Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson.

The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James Watson

On the Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin

Sociobiology, by Edward O. Wilson

 

General Biology

Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson.

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

What if…? Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious by Marshall Brain

 

Human Anatomy & Physiology

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

White Coat: Becoming a Doctor at Harvard Medical School by Ellen Rothman

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross

Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

 

Forensic Science

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Outside Your Door by Steven David Lampley

My Story by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Death’s Acre by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson

Beyond the Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson

Death Becomes Them by Alix Strauss

The Nutshell Studies of Enexplained Death by Corinne May Botz

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean

 

Earth & Space Science

What if the Moon Didn’t Exist? Voyages to Earths that Might Have Been by Neil F. Comins

Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveries by Joshua Gilder (Author), Anne-Lee Gilder (Author)

Ringworld by Larry Niven

What if…? Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious by Marshall Brain

 

Physical Science

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, by Oliver Sacks

Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie (Author), Vincent Sheean

Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats by Steve Ettlinger

Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World by David Bodanis (Author)

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny LeCouteur (Author), Jay Burreson (Author)

What if…? Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious by Marshall Brain

 

Physics

Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski

Rocket Girl by George D. Morgan

E = mc2 : A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography by David Bodanis

Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David Bodanis

Attraction: Secrets of Gravity by Reuven Nir

 

Chemistry

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

The Case of the Frozen Addicts by J. William Langston and Jon Palfreman

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic-and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks

The Transuranium People, The Inside Story by Darleane Hoffman, Al Ghiorso and Glenn Seaborg

The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table’s Shadow Side by Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa and Mary Virginia Orna

Molecules of Murder, Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases by John Emsley

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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