Redondo Union 11th Grade English Summer Reading Lists

Juniors enrolled in both college prep and AP English at Redondo Union High School have summer reading assignments.

All juniors enrolled in English classes at have summer reading assignments, according to reading lists posted on the Redondo Union website.

College prep juniors are encouraged to read one or two books by the start of the school year. As an incentive, students who do their summer reading will get extra credit on a class assignment during the first week of school.

Juniors in Advanced Placement English Language classes must read Caleb's Crossing and one essay from each of the main writers in Modern American Prose, as well as complete an assignment due Aug. 28 (the first day of school) for credit.

For the assignment, students must answer questions related to each novel and support their answers with several paragraphs containing specific details and quotations, along with page numbers for the quotations. The assignment should be typed, single-spaced and in 12-point font. See attached .pdf for the questions and the complete assignment.

Juniors are also encouraged to study grammar and brush up on their writing style. The attached .pdf has suggestions.


  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desal
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayke Tzenach Lemmon
  • Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Ha-Ha by Dave King
  • A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins


  • Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • Modern American Prose edited by John Clifford and Robert DiYanni
  • The Elements of Style by E.B. White and W. Strunk (recommended)
  • The Little Brown Handbook (recommended)
  • English Grammar and Composition by J. Warriner (recommended)
  • Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch (recommended)

For more summer reading suggestions, visit our 2012 Summer Reading Guide.


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