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Welcome to The Episcopal School of Dallas Upper School Summer Reading Lists! Below is the reading list for rising 9th 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 I: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah AND Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

By Trevor Noah

ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: 2019-02-12T05:00:00.42Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library)

By Marjane Satrapi

ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: 2004-06-01T04:00:00.152Z

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004


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.

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini

ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: 2008-11-25T05:00:00.329Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 25th, 2008

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: 2013-03-05T05:00:00.63Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel

ISBN: 9780156027328
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Published: 2003-05-01T04:00:00.12Z

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

By Fabio Geda

ISBN: 9780307743824
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Published: 2012-06-12T04:00:00.163Z

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307743824
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Published: Anchor - June 12th, 2012

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

Ishmael: A Novel (Ishmael Series #1)

By Daniel Quinn

ISBN: 9780553375404
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Published: 1995-05-01T04:00:00.12Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780553375404
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Published: Bantam - May 1st, 1995

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By Ishmael Beah

ISBN: 9780374531263
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Published: 2008-08-05T04:00:00.217Z

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780374531263
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

By Helene Cooper

ISBN: 9780743266253
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Published: 2009-07-21T04:00:00.201Z

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$18.70
ISBN: 9780743266253
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel

By Jonathan Safran Foer

ISBN: 9780618711659
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Published: 2006-04-04T04:00:00.93Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780618711659
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Published: Mariner Books - April 4th, 2006

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By Nicholas D. Kristof

ISBN: 9780307387097
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Published: 2010-06-01T04:00:00.151Z

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307387097
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2010

The Hungry Tide: A Novel

By Amitav Ghosh

ISBN: 9780618711666
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Published: 2006-06-07T04:00:00.157Z

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780618711666
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Published: Mariner Books - June 7th, 2006

Interpreter of Maladies

By Jhumpa Lahiri

ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: 2019-10-22T04:00:00.294Z

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

The Namesake: A Novel

By Jhumpa Lahiri

ISBN: 9780358062684
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Published: 2019-06-04T04:00:00.154Z

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780358062684
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Published: Mariner Books - June 4th, 2019

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

By Sebastian Junger

ISBN: 9780393337013
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Published: 2009-06-29T04:00:00.179Z

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393337013
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 29th, 2009

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

By Azar Nafisi

ISBN: 9780812979305
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Published: 2008-11-04T05:00:00.308Z

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780812979305
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 4th, 2008

Say You're One of Them

By Uwem Akpan

ISBN: 9780316086370
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Published: 2009-09-18T04:00:00.26Z

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780316086370
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 18th, 2009

What Is the What

By Dave Eggers

ISBN: 9780307385901
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Published: 2007-10-09T04:00:00.281Z

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307385901
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2007

Into the Wild

By Jon Krakauer

ISBN: 9780385486804
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Published: 1997-01-20T05:00:00.19Z

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780385486804
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Published: Anchor - January 20th, 1997

My Family and Other Animals

By Gerald Durrell

ISBN: 9781909621985
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Published: 2016-07-19T04:00:00.2Z

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$14.00
ISBN: 9781909621985
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Published: Macmillan Collector's Library - July 19th, 2016

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Mark Haddon

ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: 2004-05-18T04:00:00.138Z

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

The Chosen: A Novel

By Chaim Potok

ISBN: 9780449213445
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: 1987-04-12T04:00:00.101Z

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$7.99
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ISBN: 9780449213445
Published: Fawcett - April 12th, 1987

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

By Paul Rusesabagina

ISBN: 9780143038603
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Published: 2007-02-27T05:00:00.57Z

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$19.80
ISBN: 9780143038603
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Published: Penguin Books - February 27th, 2007

People of the Book: A Novel

By Geraldine Brooks

ISBN: 9780143115007
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Published: 2008-12-30T05:00:00.364Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115007
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Published: Penguin Books - December 30th, 2008

A River Runs through It and Other Stories

By Norman Maclean

ISBN: 9780226472065
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Published: 2017-05-16T04:00:00.135Z

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By Norman Maclean, Robert Redford (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226472065
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 16th, 2017

Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1)

By Homer Hickam

ISBN: 9780385333214
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Published: 2000-01-11T05:00:00.1Z

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780385333214
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Published: Delta - January 11th, 2000

Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

By Ron Hall

ISBN: 9780849919107
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Published: 2008-03-09T05:00:00.68Z

Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780849919107
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Published: Thomas Nelson - March 9th, 2008

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

By Matthew B. Crawford

ISBN: 9780143117469
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Published: 2010-04-27T04:00:00.116Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143117469
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Published: Penguin Books - April 27th, 2010

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

By Eric Hagerman

ISBN: 9780316113519
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Published: 2013-01-01T05:00:00Z

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316113519
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 1st, 2013

Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story

By Erik Weihenmayer

ISBN: 9780452282940
Availability: Special Order
Published: 2002-03-26T05:00:00.84Z

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$18.70
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ISBN: 9780452282940
Published: Plume - March 26th, 2002

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

By Greg Mortenson

ISBN: 9780143038252
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Published: 2007-01-30T05:00:00.29Z

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$19.80
ISBN: 9780143038252
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Published: Penguin Books - January 30th, 2007