2007 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Summer Reading List for IBET School-Wide Summer Reading Choice As the Future Catches You by Juan Enriquez This year’s school-wide summer reading selection has been chosen by Dr. Glazer, our principal. Borders has this book in stock for purchase as well as other local book stores. Local libraries and the TJHSST library will also have the book for free loan. IBET English 9 – Reading List Read at least one new and challenging book from each category—fiction and nonfiction—before classes begin in September. Be prepared to discuss your two books and complete an assignment to be given by your ninth grade English teacher on the first day of school. Fiction: Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Dune by Frank Herbert Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Foundation by Isaac Asimov Girl with a Pearl Earring* by Tracy Chevalier The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Life of Pi by Yann Martel Mists of Avalon* by Marion Zimmer Bradley Namesake* by Jhumpa Lahiri Next* by Michael Crichton Persuasion by Jane Austen The Red Tent* by Anita Diamant Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason A Thousand Splendid Suns* by Khaled Hosseini A Time for Dancing by Davida Willa Hurwin Yellow Raft on Blue Water* by Michael Dorris Nonfiction: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nazar blink by Malcolm Gladwell The Bookseller of Kabul* by Asne Seierstad Chinese Cinderella* by Adeline Yen May Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gwande Freakonomics… by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Gifted Hands… by Ben Carson The Hot Zone* by Richard Preston Kaffir Boy* by Mark Mathabane I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings* by Maya Angelou Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel Lucifer’s Legacy by Frank Close October Sky/ Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand Teen Angst by Ned Vizzini This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom When I was Puerto Rican* by Esmeralda Santiago *An asterisk is placed by a book containing mature subjects, such as violence or sexual material, as well as adult language. Do not choose these books without permission from your parents. NOTE: Please note that in total you are required to read three (3) books for IBET this summer – As the Future Catches You, a fiction book, and a non-fiction book.