Scott County High School ap language and Composition Choice Reading List

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Scott County High School
AP Language and Composition

Choice Reading List

A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams)

All the King’s Men (Warren)

April Morning (Fast)

As I Lay Dying (Faulkner)

Beloved (Morrison)

Billy Budd (Melville)

Bless Me, Ultima (Anaya)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Williams)

Catch-22 (Heller)

Death of a Salesman (Miller)

Gone with the Wind (Mitchell)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou)

Into the Wild (Krakauer)

Invisible Man (Ellison)

Light in August (Faulkner)

Moby Dick (Melville)

Native Son (Wright)

One More for the Road (Bradbury)

Our Town (Wilder)

Song of Soloman (Morrison)

Sula (Williams)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)

The Awakening (Chopin)

The Color Purple (Walker)

The Crucible (Miller)

The Glass Menagerie (Williams)

The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)

The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

The Jungle (Sinclair)

The Narrative of Frederick Douglas (Douglas)

The Octopus (Norris)

The Octopus (Norris)

The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)

The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Albee)
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Your child is currently enrolled in an AP track English course at Scott County High School. Classes in this track include Honors English II, AP Language, and AP Literature. In order for your child to be adequately prepared for the AP Language and the AP Literature exams given respectively in May of the junior and senior year, the titles most frequently cited on the College AP Board exam reports from 1970-2009 have been divided among the sophomore, junior, and senior curricula.

The College Board has a high standard. AP Language and Literature courses include intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. Because of the standard set by the College Board, any student who is successful in Advanced Placement will not only receive high school credit, but may also earn college credit. Based on this standard, the College Board recommends books that a college student would read and uses these books on the AP Exam.

Some of the books on the choice list may contain content you feel is objectionable. We encourage you to review the titles on the choice list with your child. By going online and reading the reviews of these books, you can be aware of each book’s subject matter. That information and awareness will allow you to guide your child’s choices. In addition, you and your child can make an informed decision as to whether the Honors or AP class is the best placement for your child. Other English courses offered at SCHS do not have to meet the same reading requirements as the AP track classes.

Attached is a copy of the choice reading list for this class that you may detach and keep. Below is a place for you to sign acknowledging that you have received this letter and the list. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.


Shanna M. Patton

AP English Language and Composition

By signing below, I acknowledge I have received and reviewed the English reading list for my child’s AP track class.

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