by Emily Bronte
- the ultimate romantic tale of brooding Heathcliff and strong-willed Catherine, set on the English moors
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
- Set in an Ibo village in Nigeria, the novelrecreates pre-Christian tribal life and shows how the coming the white man led to the breaking up of the old ways
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
is the fabulously inventive tale of "Hamlet" astold from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, twominor characters in Shakespeare's play.
House of Spirits
by Isabel Allende
Through the lenses of the Trueba family, we follow the portion of Chilean history thateventually leads to the 1973 coup.
by Chang-rae Lee
Henry Park is a Korean American private investigator who, in the course of spying on a New York City politician, comes to terms with his own sense of identity, family, andculture.
Bless me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya
Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a healing woman, that leads him to question his faith and beliefs in family,religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture.
by Barbara Kingsolver
Kingsolver follows an evangelical Baptist minister's family to the Congo in the late1950s, entwining their fate with that of the country during three turbulent decades. Nathan Price's determination to convert the natives of the Congo to Christianity is, wegradually discover, both foolhardy and dangerous, unsanctioned by the churchadministration and doomed from the start by Nathan's self-righteousness.
Outside Reading Requirement 2009-2010
Students will choose two additional books to read for the first trimester from the providedlist of multicultural and post-colonial literature that has been cited on the free responsequestion of the AP Literature and Composition exam. You may choose to read one of these books during the summer.