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Core Literature List - Alphabetical by Author & Title
Author Title Grade
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart 10th Grade
Allende, Isabel House of Spirits 12th Grade
Anaya, Rudolfo Bless Me Ultima 10th Grade
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 9th Grade
Atwood, Margaret Handmaid's Tale 12th Grade
Castillo, Ana So Far From God 11th Grade
Cisneros, Sandra House on Mango Street 9th Grade
Conley, Robert Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories 9th Grade
Dickens, Charles David Copperfield 10th Grade
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations 10th Grade
Dickens, Charles Tale of Two Cities 10th Grade
Dorris, Michael Yellow Raft in Blue Water 10th Grade
Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate 10th Grade
Fitzgerald, F Scott Great Gatsby 11th Grade
Gibson, William Miracle Worker 9th Grade
Gordimer, Nadine July's People 12th Grade
Haley, Alex Autobiography of Malcolm X 11th Grade
Hansberry. Lorraine Raisin in the Sun 11th Grade
Hawthorne, Nathaniel Scarlet Letter 11th Grade
Hayslip, Le Ly When Heaven & Earth Changed Places 12th Grade
Head. Bessie When Rain Clouds Gather 12th Grade
Hesse, Hermann Siddhartha 12th Grade
Homer Odyssey 9th Grade
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar 9th Grade
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God 11th Grade
Islas, Arturo Rain God 11th Grade
Kafka, Franz

Metamorphosis

12th Grade
Kingston, Maxine Hong Woman Warrior 11th Grade
La Guma, Alex Walk in the Night and Other Stories 12th Grade
Lee, Nelle Harper To Kill a Mockingbird 9th Grade
Lorca, Federico García Three Tragedies 12th Grade
Mathabane, Mark Kaffir Boy 12th Grade
McCunn, Ruthanne Lum Thousand Pieces of Gold 9th Grade
Miller, Arthur Crucible 11th Grade
Morrison, Toni Beloved 11th Grade
Morrison, Toni Song of Solomon 11th Grade
Mukherjee, Bharati Jasmine 10th Grade
Orwell, George

Animal Farm

9th Grade
Paton, Alan Cry, The Beloved Country 10th Grade
Rivera, Tomás ..And the Earth Did Not Devour Him 11th Grade
Rochman, Hazel (editor) Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories of Southern Africa 10th Grade
Salinger, Jerome David Catcher in the Rye 11th Grade
Shakespeare, William Hamlet 12th Grade
Shakespeare, William Julius Caesar 10th Grade
Shakespeare, William Macbeth 12th Grade
Shakespeare, William Merchant of Venice 10th Grade
Shakespeare, William Midsummer Night's Dream 9th Grade
Shakespeare, William Othello 12th Grade
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet 9th Grade
Shakespeare, William Taming of the Shrew 10th Grade
Shakespeare, William Tempest 12th Grade
Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night 9th Grade
Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony 11th Grade
Sophocles Theban Plays 12th Grade
Soyinka, Wole

Ake

10th Grade
Steinbeck, John Grapes of Wrath 11th Grade
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men 9th Grade
Tan, Amy Joy Luck Club 11th Grade
Tan, Amy Kitchen God's Wife 10th Grade
Walker, Alice Color Purple 10th Grade
Wiesel, Elie Night 10th Grade
Wilson, August Fences 11th Grade
Wright, Richard Nathan Black Boy 9th Grade
Wright, Richard Nathan

Native Son

12th Grade

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