University School of Jackson

Novel Studies

Upper School Novel Studies

9th Grade
English I

  • Lord of the Flies, by W. Golding
  • Anthem, by A. Rand (provided)
  • Macbeth, by W. Shakespeare
  • A Raisin in the Sun, by L. Hansberry

Honors English I

  • Lord of the Flies, by W. Golding
  • Anthem, by A. Rand (provided)
  • Macbeth, by W. Shakespeare
  • Our Town, by T. Wilder
  • A Raisin in the Sun, by L. Hansberry
 

10th Grade
English II

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. S. Fitzgerald
  • Uncle Tom's Children, by R. Wright
  • The Crucible, by A. Miller
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Honors English II

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. S. Fitzgerald
  • Uncle Tom's Children, by R. Wright
  • The Crucible, by A. Miller
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, by T. Williams

11th Grade
English III

  • The Great Gatsby, by F.S. Fitzgerald
  • Hamlet, by W. Shakespeare
  • Interpreter of Maladies,by J. Lahiri
  • The Awakening, by K. Chopin
  • A Long Way Gone, by I. Beah

Choose from one of these titles:

  • The Secret History, by D.Tartt
  • The Joy Luck Club, by A. Tan
  • The Poisonwood Bible,by B. Kingsolver

AP Language

  • The Great Gatsby, by F.S. Fitzgerald
  • The Awakening, by K. Chopin
  • The Scarlet Letter, by M. Hawthorne
  • Hamlet, by W. Shakespeare
  • East of Eden, by J. Steinbeck
  • The Liar’s Club, by M. Karr
  • Interpreter of Maladies, by J. Lahiri

Choose from one of these titles:

  • In Cold Blood,by T. Capote
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,by R. Skloot
  • Devil in the White City,by E. Larson

Choose from one of these titles:

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,by C. McCullars
  • Housekeeping,by M. Robinson
  • The Secret History,by D. Tartt
 

12th Grade
English IV

  • Othello, by W. Shakespeare
  • The Stranger, by A. Camus
  • Death of a Salesman, by A. Miller
  • A Time to Kill, by J. Grisham
  • The Kite Runner, by K. Hosseini
  • The Road,by C. McCarthy

AP English Literature

  • Othello, by W. Shakespeare
  • The Stranger, by A. Camus
  • Death of a Salesman, by A. Miller
  • The Road, by C. McCarthy
  • Siddhartha, by H. Hesse
  • Wuthering Heights, by E. Bronte
  • Heart of Darkness, by J. Conrad
  • Native Son, by R. Wright
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by M. Atwood
  • The Things They Carried, by T. O’Brien
  • Wit, by M. Edson

Middle School Novel Studies

6th Grade

  • Among the Hidden, by M. Haddix
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by R. Riordan
 

8th Grade

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by H. Lee

7th Grade

  • Night, by E. Wiesel
 

 

For More Information

Bridget Clark
Upper School English, AP Literature, English Department Chair

[email protected]

Rob Platt
Upper School English, MS Assistant Football Coach

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Whitney Meriwether
Upper School English, AP Language and Composition

[email protected]

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