AP English Literature and Composition

Grade Level

  Grade 12

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Students will need to obtain the following texts from either a library or a bookseller:

Disillusionment:

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Struggle: Students choose one of the following:

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • Native Son by Richard Wright

Journey:

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Love and Hate:

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontё

Family:

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

More Than One Way:

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Discovery: Students choose one of the following:
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Post Office by Charles Bukowski
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
  • The Spanish Prisoner by David Mamet
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Binti: The Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Prerequisites

English 1, 2, and 3; this course is for students in 12th grade.

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