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Watchung Hills Regional High School

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Core Texts

9th Grade
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • The Odyssey, Homer
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
  • The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini (A and H only)
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell
  • Maus I, Art Spiegelman
  • Enrique's Journey, Sonia Nazario

10th Grade

  • All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare
  • Antigone, Sophocles
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (CP, A)
  • Incognegro, Mat Johnson
  • selections from Dubliners, James Joyce (A, H)

11th Grade

  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck (CP)
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (A)
  • Incognegro, Mat Johnson 2015-2016
  • American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang 2016-2017
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain (A)
  • A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway (A)
  • selections from Ernest Hemingway's short stories (CP)
  • The Awakening, Kate Chopin and "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins
  • Gilman
  • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • selections from Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison (A)
  • Caucasia, Danzy Senna (CP)
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neal Hurston
  • The Shakespeare Sonnets, William Shakespeare

12th Grade

  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus
  • A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
  • Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
  • Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

AP: Language and Composition

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • selections from Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  • The Awakening, Kate Chopin and "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Incognegro, Mat Johnson
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  • A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  • The Shakespeare Sonnets, William Shakespeare

AP: Literature and Composition

  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • King Lear, William Shakespeare
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Fences, August Wilson
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
  • Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner