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Recommended Book List for a-g Students

Recommendation: Students read 3-4 novels per semester along with several information texts. 

A-G English Department Booklist

All of the novels listed below can be found on the CW website at, http://www.connectingwaters.org/agcoursetitle?no_controls=t

Grade 12: Taken from the previously UC approved a-g class novel list (before 2015-16). 

Out of Africa (Denmark) by Isak Dinesen

“The Beggar” (Russia) by Anton Chekov

Don Quixote (Spain) by Miguel de Cervantes

The Iliad (Ancient Greece) by Homer

The Divine Comedy (Italy) by Dante

The Thousand and One Nights (Persia) Traditional 

The Aeneid (Ancient Rome) by Virgil

Grade 11: Taken from the previously UC approved a-g class novel list (before 2015-16).

Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Scarlett letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Call of the Wilde by Jack London

Uncle tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

 The Big Sky by Arthur Guthrie

To Kill a Mocking bird by Harper Lee

The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg. Clark

Grade 10: Novels highlighted in yellow are taken from the newly UC approved a-g guidelines for the Collections textbooks.

Julius Cesar by William Shakespeare

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Other Novels: A Separate Peace by John Knowles, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, A Farewell to Arms by Earnest Hemingway, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte

Grade 9: Novels highlighted in yellow are taken from the newly UC approved a-g guidelines for the Collections textbook.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Other Novels: Animal Farm by George Orwell, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, All Quiet on the Western Front by E. Remarque, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

These novels are UC approved for A-g 20th Century Literature for grades 9-12, but can be used for other English classes.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Black Like Me by John Griffin

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Black Boy by Richard Wright

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

These novels are UC approved for A-G Science Fiction for grades 9-12, but can be used for other English classes.

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

The Time machine by H.G. Wells

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

From the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) UC approved modules, but can be used for other English classes.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

1984 by George Orwell

Brave new World by Aldous Huxley

From the UC approved list for World Literature, but can be used for other English classes.

The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous and Andrew George

The Odyssey by Homer

Journey to the West (Monkey) by Wu Ch’eng-en

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Francis Abiola Irele

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Arabian Nights by Anonymous, Translator: Husain Haddawy