English 10 Honors

Students are required to read ONE book from the following list. Complete the activities listed at the bottom of this document.

*Mature Content Statement:

Please talk with your child about what he or she plans to read.  We are sensitive to appropriate reading material, but also recognize that what is appropriate varies widely by family.  Most are concerned only that their children be able to find something motivating to read and have no restrictions on what they allow.  Others have objections to the horror genre, for instance.

We ask that if you have concerns about what your child reads, please stay aware of his or her summer reading book and assist in gauging the content and maturity level you would like to maintain with your child. While all the books on the list are deemed to have strong literary merit and are valuable additions to Homestead’s curriculum, books that include content that some may find sensitive to young adults are marked as mature content.  Your child may switch books at any time if he or she becomes uncomfortable with the material.

The Assignment 

Highlight, sticky note, or write in the back of the book examples of gaining perspective on culture or society.  Where are there examples of colliding cultures (national, regional, ethnic, religious, institutional, etc.)? How do these instances of colliding cultures affect the character’s sense of identity?  At the end of the book, either on a sticky note, piece of paper, note card, or book page explain how the author develops a perspective on colliding cultures and how this might influence the characters in the novel.

Please contact the head of the Homestead High School English Department, Nicole Vickrey, at nvickrey@sacs.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

Summer Reading Titles t
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