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Freshman Reading List


West Greene High School - Summer Reading List

9th  grade (Incoming Freshman)


Students: Choose one novel, book of poetry, drama, or non-fiction selection to read this summer.

Honors Students: Choose one novel, book of poetry or drama selection AND one non-fiction selection to read this summer. 

Please check West Greene High School's website for online versions of these texts and audio books.



Monster by Walter Dean Myers 670 Lexile
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 730 Lexile
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 690 Lexile
My Antonia by Willa Cather 1010 Lexile
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 880 Lexile


House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 870 Lexile
The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur Non-prose



Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Non-prose
MacBeth by William Shakespeare Non-prose



Maus (Graphic Novel) by Art Spiegelman Non-Prose
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 1080 Lexile