EAST MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL
2017 Summer Reading List
Students must complete the summer assignment found here.
Oedipus the King and Antigone (AP)
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother.
Mythology by Edith Hamilton (AP)
A collection of Greek and Roman myths from various classical sources arranged in section on the gods and early heroes, love and adventure stories, heroes before and during the Trojan War, and lesser myths.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (SCALE)
Depicts the experiences of a group of young German soldiers fighting and suffering during the last days of World War I.
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly
Recounts the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and how gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era.