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Welcome to The Episcopal School of Dallas Upper School Summer Reading Lists! Below is the reading list for rising 11th graders


REQUIRED READING

These readings serve as touchstones for the discussion of other works of literature. These requirements are listed below. Please purchase a physical copy of the text for in-class use.

English III: The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien)

English III AP Language and Composition: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien AND The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. 

The Things They Carried

By Tim O'Brien

ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: 2009-10-13T04:00:00.285Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

By Thi Bui

ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: 2018-04-17T04:00:00.106Z

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By Thi Bui
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018


ENRICHMENT READING

All students need to read at least ONE work (or approximately 250 pages) for enrichment.

Note: Not all Suggested Enrichment Readings are listed below as some titles are unavailable through Interabang. 



ENRICHMENT READING

All students need to read at least ONE work (or approximately 250 pages) for enrichment.

Note: Not all Suggested Enrichment Readings are listed below as some titles are unavailable through Interabang. 

Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock

By Melba Pattillo Beals

ISBN: 9780671866396
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Published: 1995-02-01T05:00:00.31Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780671866396
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 1st, 1995

Invisible Man (Vintage International)

By Ralph Ellison

ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: 1995-03-14T05:00:00.72Z

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

The Big Sky

By A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: 2002-01-09T05:00:00.8Z

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: Mariner Books - January 9th, 2002

As I Lay Dying (Vintage International)

By William Faulkner

ISBN: 9780679732259
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Published: 1991-01-30T05:00:00.29Z

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$14.95
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

Light in August (Vintage International)

By William Faulkner

ISBN: 9780679732266
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Published: 1991-01-30T05:00:00.29Z

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780679732266
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Leslie Marmon Silko

ISBN: 9780143104919
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Published: 2006-12-26T05:00:00.359Z

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By Leslie Marmon Silko, Larry McMurtry (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143104919
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

By Michael Pollan

ISBN: 9780143038580
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Published: 2007-08-28T04:00:00.239Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143038580
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Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2007

Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

By Jonathan Kozol

ISBN: 9780770435660
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Published: 2012-06-26T04:00:00.177Z

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$17.00
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ISBN: 9780770435660
Published: Crown - June 26th, 2012

All the King's Men

By Robert Penn Warren

ISBN: 9780156004800
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Published: 1996-09-01T04:00:00.244Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780156004800
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 1996

The Color Purple: A Novel

By Alice Walker

ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: 2019-12-10T05:00:00.343Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Disturbing The Universe

By Freeman Dyson

ISBN: 9780465016778
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Published: 1981-04-15T05:00:00.104Z

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ISBN: 9780465016778
Published: Basic Books - April 15th, 1981

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

By Brian Greene

ISBN: 9780393338102
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Published: 2010-10-11T04:00:00.283Z

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780393338102
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2010

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

By S. C. Gwynne

ISBN: 9781416591061
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Published: 2011-05-10T04:00:00.129Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781416591061
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Published: Scribner - May 10th, 2011

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

By Sonia Nazario

ISBN: 9780385743280
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Published: 2014-08-05T04:00:00.216Z

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780385743280
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Published: Ember - August 5th, 2014

The Known World: A Novel

By Edward P. Jones

ISBN: 9780060557553
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Published: 2004-05-25T04:00:00.145Z

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780060557553
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Published: Amistad - May 25th, 2004

The March: A Novel

By E.L. Doctorow

ISBN: 9780812976151
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Published: 2006-09-12T04:00:00.254Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812976151
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 12th, 2006

On the Road

By Jack Kerouac

ISBN: 9780140042597
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Published: 1976-12-28T05:00:00.362Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780140042597
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 1976

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

By Annie Dillard

ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: 2013-09-10T04:00:00.252Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

By John Irving

ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: 2012-04-03T04:00:00.93Z

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

By Richard P. Feynman

ISBN: 9780393355628
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Published: 2018-02-06T05:00:00.36Z

By Richard P. Feynman, Bill Gates (Introduction by), Ralph Leighton (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393355628
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2018

A Gathering of Old Men (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Ernest J. Gaines

ISBN: 9780679738909
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Published: 1992-06-30T04:00:00.181Z

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780679738909
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 1992

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Ernest J. Gaines

ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: 1997-09-28T04:00:00.27Z

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

Black Ice

By Lorene Cary

ISBN: 9780679737452
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Published: 1992-02-04T05:00:00.34Z

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$16.00
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Published: Vintage - February 4th, 1992

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: 2009-04-21T04:00:00.11Z

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By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

By Jesmyn Ward

ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: 2018-05-08T04:00:00.127Z

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$17.00
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

Salvage the Bones: A Novel

By Jesmyn Ward

ISBN: 9781608196265
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Published: 2012-04-24T04:00:00.114Z

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$17.00
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

By Tayari Jones

ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: 2019-02-05T05:00:00.35Z

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$16.95
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

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

By David Grann

ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: 2018-04-03T04:00:00.92Z

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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

There There

By Tommy Orange

ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: 2019-05-07T04:00:00.126Z

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$16.00
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

ISBN: 9780345505347
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Published: 2009-10-06T04:00:00.278Z

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$17.00
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

Internment

By Samira Ahmed

ISBN: 9780316522700
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Published: 2020-03-17T04:00:00.76Z

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780316522700
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: 2015-07-14T04:00:00.194Z

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$26.00
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: 2018-10-30T04:00:00.302Z

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$18.00
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: 2014-03-04T05:00:00.62Z

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$16.95
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Southernmost

By Silas House

ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: 2019-06-04T04:00:00.154Z

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

Citizen: An American Lyric

By Claudia Rankine

ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: 2014-10-07T04:00:00.279Z

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$20.00
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

The Bean Trees: A Novel

By Barbara Kingsolver

ISBN: 9780062277756
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Published: 2013-05-07T04:00:00.126Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780062277756
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2013

Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

By Imbolo Mbue

ISBN: 9780525509714
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Published: 2017-06-26T04:00:00.176Z

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$17.00
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: 2011-03-08T05:00:00.66Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011