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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


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 (Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus) 12th Grade Antigone
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus Rex
Theban Plays  
Soyinka, Wole


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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