Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

"Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.
His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.
But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. 
Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?"

Recursion by Blake Crouch

"Reality is broken.
At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself.
In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back.
Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos."

Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Calahan

"Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.
But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?"

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

"In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history."

 

Requirements

English 9- Choose 1 Title

Honors English 9- Choose 2 Titles

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

Requirements

English 10: American Literature- Choose 1 Title

Honors American Literature- Choose 2 Titles

British Literature

Choose 1 Title

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

Honors British Literature

Choose 1 plus required title.

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.


Frankenstein- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley REQUIRED
A tale of a man and a monster, and the dangers of exploring and exploiting the nature of life too closely.

Advanced Placement 11: Literature and Composition

Choose 1 Title plus required titles.

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

Nineteen Eighty-Four- George Orwell REQUIRED
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

 

 

Image result for handmaid's tale book coverThe Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood REQUIRED

A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.

 

English 12

Choose 1 title pluse required title.

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

Honors World Literature

Choose 1 title plus required title.

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

Image result for in the garden of beastsIn the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson REQUIRED

In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

 

 

 

Advanced Placement 12: Literature and Composition

Choose 1 title plus required title.

 

Ready player oneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso.

What we sawWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

"The story of a town torn apart by the events surrounding the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it"-- Provided by publisher. 

The 57 busThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 

"One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com.

The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and lifeThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Discovering the happiness advantage -- The happiness advantage at work -- Change is possible -- Principle #1: the happiness advantage -- Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever -- Principle #3: thetetris effect -- Principle #4: falling up -- Principle #5: the Zorro circle -- Principle #6: the 20-second rule -- Principle #7: social investment -- Spreading the happiness advantage at work, at home, and beyond.

 


How to Read Literature Like a Professor- Thomas C. Foster
In this practical guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how gratifying it is to unlock literature's hidden truths: to discover a world where a road leads to a quest or where a shared meal may signify a communion.

Click the link below for the suggested Summer Reading Titles for WAMS.

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