• Randolph High School
    Summer Reading
    2020-2021 School Year


    Read any grade-level/appropriate text by the approved author listed below and complete one of the project options to earn an extra credit test grade for Term 1 and start the 2020-2021 school year off strong!

    RHS Summer Reading Google Classroom Code: 2tdw2n7

    How do I begin my summer reading work?

    • Select and read a book you have not read before from the approved author’s summer reading list.  You may read any book written by one of these authors (fiction & nonfiction).
    • Select and create a project from the list below..
    • Post your project in the RHS Summer Reading Google Classroom under the teacher’s name who you will have for English next year. You may post anytime throughout the summer through Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    What are my project options?

    • Alternate Ending: Write an alternate ending to the book.  Try to maintain consistency with the author's style.  You must actually write the ending, not just describe it.  See project details in Google Classroom.
    • Tissue Book BoxCreate a visual representation of your summer reading book that you will present in the form of a tissue box (we can stockpile the tissues and use them later on in the year when we run out!)  See project details in Google Classroom.
    • Movie TrailerCreate a movie trailer to showcase your book and encourage others to read it. It should be 3-5 minutes in length and should accurately depict the main actions and characters of the book. Your project must show ANALYSIS of the book, not just summary. See project details in Google Classroom.
    • Podcast: Create a podcast that includes multiple interviews with characters that address the various subjects explored in your book. Include at least 3 interviews. Your project must show ANALYSIS of the book, not just summary. See project details in Google Classroom.
    • Social Justice Mini DocumentaryCreate a 3-5 minute mini documentary on Adobe Spark or other video platform in which you address the controversial issue or topic present in your book.  Your video should further the author’s message and inform your audience on the issue.  See project details in Google Classroom.


    The list of approved authors comes from several credible Young Adult book lists and  local library and school recommendations.  If you have concerns about appropriateness please email

    Ms. Rigali @ rigalia@randolph.k12.ma.us and we can find a great book for your son or daughter to read! 

    Approved Contemporary Authors List

    Approved Classic  Authors List

    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Tomi Adeyemi

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Becky Albertalli

    Mitch Albom

    Sherman Alexie

    M.T Anderson

    Laurie Halse Anderson

    Isaac Asimov

    Orson Scott Card

    Cassandra Clare

    Ta-Naheisi Coates

    Suzanne Collins

    Edwidge Danticat

    Sarah Dessen

    Sharon Draper

    John Greene

    Judith Guest

    Jenny Han

    Joe Hill

    Tiffany D. Jackson

    Angela Johnson

    Adib Khorram

    A.S. King

    Stephen Kink

    David Levithan

    Lois Lowry

    Karen M. McManus

    Jim Murphy

    Stephanie Myers

    Walter Dean Myers

    Jennifer Niven

    Celeste Ng

    James Patterson

    Preston & Child

    Libba Ray

    Jason Reynolds

    Meg Rosoff

    Veronica Roth

    Benjamin Alire Saenz

    Marcus Sedgwick

    Ruta Septys

    Steve Sheinkin

    Dashka Slater

    Maggie Stiefvater

    Nic Stone

    Courtney Summers

    Cynthia Voigt

    Tara Westover

    Angie Thomas

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Ibi Zoboi

    Markus Zusak

    Maya Angelou

    Jane Austen

    James Baldwin

    Samuel Beckett

    Saul Bellow

    Charlotte Bronte

    Emily Bronte

    Octavia Butler

    Albert Camus

    Willa Cather

    Miguel de Cervantes

    Anton Chekhov

    Joseph Conrad

    James Fenimore Cooper

    Stephen Crane

    Daniel Defoe

    Charles Dickens

    Frederick Douglas

    Theodore Dreiser

    W.E.B DuBois

    Alexandre Dumas

    George Eliot

    Ralph Ellison

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    William Faulkner

    Henry Fielding

    Gustave Flaubert

    Benjamin Franklin

    Thomas Hardy

    Joseph Heller

    Ernest Hemingway

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Aldous Huxley

    Henry James

    Maxine Hong Kingston

    Jack London

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Flannery O’Connor

    Eugene O’Neill

    George Orwell

    Sylvia Plath

    George Bernard Shaw

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Jonathan Swift

    Henry David Thoreau

    Leo Tolstoy

    Mark Twain

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Alice Walker

    Edith Wharton

    Walt Whitman

    Virginia Woolf

    Richard Wright