High School

Title

Author

A   Separate Peace

John   Knowles

Allegiant

Veronica   Roth

All   Quiet on the Western Front

Erich   Maria Remarque

Bunheads

Sophie   Flack

Cloaked

Alex   Flinn

Cookie   & Me

Mary   Jane Ryals

Divergent

Veronica   Roth

Ender’s   Game

Orson   Scott Card

Florida   Cowboys

Carlton   Ward Jr.

Gifted   Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Ben   Carson

Imaginary   Enemy

Julie   Gonzalez

Insurgent

Veronica   Roth

Kon-Tiki:   Across the Pacific by Raft

Thor   Heyerdahl

Looking   for the New Deal

Elna C.   Green

Marcelo   in the Real World

Francisco   Stork

Money   Hungry

Sharon   Flake

Monster

Walter   Dean Myers

Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

Susan   Goldman Rubin

Night

Elie   Wiesel

November   Blues

Sharon   Draper

Pilgrim   in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida

Jeff   Klinkenberg

Poof:   A Play

David   Auburn

Resurrecting   Lazarus Texas

Nathan   Barber

Reubin   O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics

Martin   A. Dyckman

Silent   Spring

Rachel   Carson

Solomon

Marilyn   B. Shaw

Southern   Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place

Sudye   Cauthen

Sugar   Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science

Marc   Aronson and Marina Budhos

Taken

Edward   Bloor

The   Book Thief

Markus   Zusak

The   Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

Jean-Dominque   Bauby

The   Everglades River of Grass

Marjorie   Stoneman Douglas

The   First Hollywood Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking

Shawn   Bean

The   Great Wide Sea

M. H.   Herlong

The   Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

Richard   Preston

The   House on Mango Street

Sandra   Cisneros

The   Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure Heroism & Treachery

Steve   Sheinkin

The   Old Man and the Sea

Ernest   Hemingway

The   Real Question

Adrian   Fogelin

The   Shakespeare Stealer

Gary   Blackwood

The   Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm   Gladwell

The   Yearling

Marjorie   K. Rawlings

Things   Fall Apart

Chinua   Achebe

Through   Her Eyes

Jennifer   Archer

We   Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

Sampson   Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Sharon Draper

Wheels   of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along   the Way)

Sue   Macy

When   You Reach Me

Rebecca   Stead

Whispers   from the Bay

John   Tkac

Written   in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Sally   M. Walker

Students may read additional books for extra credit. For additional, extra credit selections, please check out Hillsborough County’s Summer Reading Programs, found here.

Below are a few websites that will provide reading levels for many of the books listed above. Please feel free to use one of these to find a reading level or use any similar tool that may be available to you. Librarians and teachers are also experts
in helping pair students with appropriate books.
AR Book Finder: http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx
Lexile Find a Book: http://www.lexile.com/search/filters/results/
Scholastic Book Wizard: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

We encourage students to challenge themselves through summer reading. If your child wants to read a book above his or her level, here are a few tips you can use to assist them in being successful:
· If a reader tackles a book above his or her reading level, consider what additional instruction or lower-level reading resources might help.
· Ask the reader to keep track of unknown words within the book, and look them up together.
· Take turns reading aloud to each other to help process the information into smaller portions.